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TO BE RESCHEDULED – Preparing for Victory: George C. Marshall’s Experiences in World War I by Winston Groom

Tuesday, November 6, 6:00pm7:00pm
Members Free to $20 (Join today) Nonmembers $30
Location:
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
Robins Family Forum
Part of the Lectures & classes category.
Part of the program.

Col. George C. MarshallRegretfully, this event has been cancelled as Winston Groom is unable to deliver the lecture as planned. Together with the George C. Marshall Foundation, we are working to reschedule this program in 2019.

During World War II, as chief of staff of the army, General George C. Marshall successfully met the enormous challenges of creating the largest army the United States has ever sent into battle. As a colonel, Marshall developed those skills during World War I, when he helped transform the men of the 1st Infantry Division of the American Expeditionary Forces from largely raw, untrained, and underequipped troops into first rate soldiers who would form the core of the professional army that played a vital role in ending that conflict. 

Winston Groom is the bestselling author of numerous books, including the novel Forrest Gump, which was adapted into an Academy Award–winning film in 1994 and became a cultural phenomenon. He has also written numerous nonfiction works on diverse subjects, including Shiloh, 1862; A Storm in Flanders: The Triumph and Tragedy on the Western Front; and The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II.

George C. Marshall Foundation's Marshall Legacy Sries brought to you by Dominion Energy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reception and book signing following the lecture.

Reservations are required. Tickets must be presented at the door.

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