Monday, March 26, 2012

As a follow up February’s Black History Month program on “The Aubrey Stewart Project,” the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a showing of the movie “The Wereth 11” on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College. The event will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. Admission is free and open to the public.

The documentary tells the story of Sgt. James Aubrey Stewart, a native of Piedmont, who was one of “The Wereth Eleven,” African-American soldiers from the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion who fought in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. Named for the Belgian town where they sought refuge, The Wereth Eleven were taken in by a local family but were captured, tortured and killed by the Germans. A memorial to the men was erected by the villagers of Wereth.