West Virginia in World War 1

Written by: Chris Mielke

March 10, 2023 6:29 pm

To celebrate the centennial of WWI, in 2018 we inaugurated an exhibit featuring the story of Corporal Vincent Parmesano Jr., an Elkins resident who fought on the front lines in France. Parmesano was the son of Italian immigrants who attended Davis and Elkins College and who was part of the “Blue Ridge Division”. Learn about him and other West Virginians in the First World War.