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Great Soldiers of the First Division, 1917 1919

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 3/23/2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
  To put a human face on the soldiers of the AEF, Paul will share stories of some of the famous and/or interesting men and women who served in or with the First Division during World War I. The First Division was a special community that included famous names such as Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., and George C. Marshall; tough commanding generals like Robert L. Bullard and Charles R. Summerall; brave soldiers like Lieutenant Si Parker who received the Medal of Honor; and characters such as Alban Butler who, when not fighting, spent the war drawing cartoons. This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of the Library of America presented in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. (Outreach Services Program)

Location: Room 104-Meeting Room
Other Information:
 No menu will be served.
Contact: Outreach Services
Contact Number: 708-428-5115
Presenter: Dr Paul Herbert