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*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO KNICELY CONFERENCE CENTER AT 2355 NASHVILLE RD*
We’ll be joined by Western Kentucky University’s Provost David Lee, a local expert on World War I hero Sgt. Alvin York. Dr. Lee will tell us all about the man, the myth, and the legend of Sergeant York! This event is co-sponsored by WKU Library Special Collections.
That Perfect Feeling in the Air: The Life of Victor Herbert Strahm with authors Mary Lucas, Jonathan Jeffrey, and Gilbert Calhoun @ Kirby
That Perfect Feeling in the Air relays the riveting story of WKU war hero Victor Herbert Strahm, who exhibited great personal courage, heroism, and gallantry during the grim reality of WWI and WWII. The son of a German immigrant, Victor left college in 1917 to answer his nation’s call to arms by joining the U.S. Air Service. He became a highly decorated airman and an Air Ace. Between the wars, Strahm thrilled air race audiences with his daring aerial skills and served as a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot. As Chief of Staff for the U.S. Ninth Air Force in WWII, Brigadier General Strahm helped plan the tactical air support for the Normandy Invasion on D-Day. After the war, Victor served in the newly created U.S. Air Force’s Air Defense Command and Strategic Air Command. The authors use Strahm’s unpublished WWI letters and his WWII diary from 1944 to document this unsung hero of two world wars whose career paralleled the development of U.S. military aviation.
Bret Baier will speak at the Knicely Conference Center on Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00 p.m. Baier is the host of Special Report with Bret Baier on the Fox News Channel and serves as the chief political anchor for Fox. He will discuss his new book Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission. For more information about the book, please visit www.threedaysinjanuary.com.
*Please note that this event is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CST, which is an hour later than our usual start time.