D Day

Tomorrow marks the 65th anniversary of D Day, the Allied Invasion of Normandy and we will use the opportunity to talk about the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) at UConn.  Based out of the School of Engineering, the U.S. Army’s ASTP program was implemented in early 1944 due to the impending invasion.  The goal of the program was to increase the number of army trained engineers across the country.  More than 1,500 soilders were stationed at UConn.  The Kodachrome exhibit on display has several images of the training these soilders received while on campus.  For more information about the ASTP, please see their website at http://www.astpww2.org/

Marching soilders, 1944

Marching soilders, 1944

We hope you will join us for UConn’s Alumni Weekend this Friday and Saturday.  We are offering free tours of the Dodd Center and the Homer Babbidge Library on Saturday at 10am.

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