Chase Tomlin is an Assistant Curator at The National WWII Museum. He received a BA and master’s degree in history from Southeastern Louisiana University before studying at Louisiana State University. Chase has worked at the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies and the Louisiana State Archives, and as a teaching assistant and instructor at LSU. His primary professional focus of interest is the American Home Front and the Latino experience during World War II.
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