Dr. Kathryn Roe Coker received a doctorate in history from the University of South Carolina. For nine years, she was the appraisal archivist at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Dr. Coker then served for thirty years as an historian for the Department of the Army (DA). She has published numerous articles in professional journals and book chapters from her dissertation on Revolutionary War loyalists. While a DA historian, she published books and pamphlets including World War II Prisoners of War In Georgia: Camp Gordon's POWs; A History of Fort Gordon; Mobilization of the U.S. Army Reserve for the Korean War; and The Indispensable Force: The U.S. Army Reserve (1990-2010). For eleven years as a DA historian, she particpated in training Military History Detachments. Dr Coker retired in 2015 from Fort Bragg, North Carolina. For two years she was a part time associate librarian at the Richmond Public Library. In 2019, Dr. Coker and Mr. Wetzel published Georgia POW Camps In World War II. Their book on Virginia POW Camps In World War II will be published in November 2022. Dr. Coker resides in Richmond, Virginia.
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