This presentation by Steve Stevenson will emphasize buildings that comprised the fort, their uses then, and buildings that are remnants of the fort that are still being used by the VA Medical Center. Additional featured structures include those salvaged by the VA from the McCaw Army Hospital, those built by the VA, and those recently constructed for homeless veterans and their families. A highlight of the presentation will be the birth of General Jonathan M. Wainwright, of WWII fame, who was born at Fort Walla Walla and for whom the facility has been named!
Steve Stevenson's interest in this matter began in 1983, with the celebration of Wainwright's 100th birthday, and has continued for more than thirty years. He retired from the VA Medical Center in 2001 after twenty-two years.