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Washington County Historical Society Annual Meeting

March 24, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

WCHS’s Annual Meeting will take place on March 24, 2022 at the Stillwater Event Center, located at 1910 South Greeley Street (right next door to the Washington County Heritage Center!).

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Seating is limited and the organizers are expecting a large audience. To make reservations, email or call 651-439-5956.

Price: $25/WCHS Members, or $30/non-members 

Schedule of Events:

5:30pm – Social Hour

6:30pm – Dinner catered by Scheel’s Catering

7:30pm – Program by Captain Charlie Anderson 

About Captain Charlie Anderson

Captain Anderson is a Washington County resident, a Marine-on-St. Croix City Council member, and the Primary Battalion Intelligence Officer for 1-194 Combined Arms Battalion, 1/34th Brigade Combat Team. He served as a leader of Minnesota Army National Guard soldiers who participated in the evacuation of Hamid Karzai International Airport in August 2021. He returned from deployment earlier this year.

After over two years of training and preparation, in March 2021 the Minnesota National Guard’s 1st Combined Arms Battalion was activated and sent to Kuwait, prepositioned by the US Army to serve as the Regional Response Force in case of a crisis in the Middle East during its deployment.

With just six hours’ notice, Captain Anderson and a 400-soldier element was sent to Hamid Karzai International Airport to help protect the evacuation of US citizens, families and allies while under constant threat from both the Taliban and ISIS-Khorasan. Between August 14 and August 31, 2021, more than 123,000 people were evacuated following the collapse of Afghanistan’s central government. It is the largest noncombatant evacuation in U.S. military history. In their work, the Minnesota Guard soldiers served alongside some of the most storied units in the history of the United States: The 82nd Airborne Division, the 10th Mountain Division, a Marine Air-Ground Task Force and a Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Captain Anderson’s presentation will include a history and military lineage of his unit, and a personal telling of his experiences during the evacuation.

Charlie Anderson                                                                                               Evacuating Kabul



March 24, 2022
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT


Stillwater Event Center
1910 Greeley Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082 United States
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