What We Do
The Ghost Army Legacy Project is s 501©3 non-profit founded in 2016, and dedicated to preserving and honoring the legacy of the WWII soldiers known as the Ghost Army.
- Successfully lobbied Congress for seven years to secure a Congressional Gold Medal for the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, and the 3133rd Signal Service Company
- Held Gold Medal Celebrations for surviving veterans in 2022.
- Erected two Ghost Army historical markers in Europe: one in Bettembourg, Luxembourg on the site of Operation Bettembourg, and one in Plabennac, France on the site of Operation Brest
- Collaborated with National World War II Museum on a major Ghost Army exhibit, displayed in New Orleans in 2020 and now traveling the country
- Collected thousands of items in our Ghost Army archive, and donated them to the National World War II Museum
- Contributed display materials and other items to Ghost Army exhibits hosted in locations across the country.
- Conducted extensive media outreach that has resulted in stories by NPR, New York TImes, NBC, Fox News, BBC, CSPAN, Life, Smithsonian, Stars and Stripes and and many others.
- Worked with dozens of students on Ghost Army projects for National History Day, several of whom won national awards.
- Created a content-rich website with histories, primary source documents, veteran interviews, and bios of hundreds of the Ghost Army soldiers
- Organized Memorial Day commemorations at the graves of the four soldiers who died while serving in the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops
- Gold Medal Ceremony and Celebration in Washington DC
- Presentation of Duplicate Medals to Veterans
- Dedication of Historical Marker in Luxembourg
- Development of Historical Marker in Normandy
- Programming Support for Ghost Army exhibit in Nevada
The Ghost Army Legacy Project is supported through the support of generous donors.
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Ghost Army Legacy Project
1305 S. Michigan Ave. #1104
Chicago, IL 60605
All donations are tax deductible!