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"Honoring Major Kenneth Bailey: Medal of Honor Recipient” Ceremony

Event Type
Ceremony/Service
Sponsor
University Library, Vermilion County War Museum, the University of Illinois Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC), the Student Life and Culture Archives, and the University Archives
Location
Marshall Gallery, Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana
Date
Oct 27, 2017   4:00 pm  
Cost
No Cost
Contact
Greg Knott
E-Mail
gknott63@illinois.edu
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The University Library will host a special ceremony honoring Major Kenneth D. Bailey (1910-1942), the only Congressional Medal of Honor recipient who was a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumnus. The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States.

The “Honoring Major Kenneth Bailey: Medal of Honor Recipient” ceremony will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017, in the Marshall Gallery of the Main Library on the Illinois campus. The ceremony’s keynote speaker is Captain Anthony Corapi, Commanding Officer of the University of Illinois NROTC.

The October 27 ceremony complements a month-long exhibit in the Main Library’s Marshall Gallery which includes Major Bailey’s Medal of Honor on loan from the Vermilion County War Museum.

For more information, visit http://www.library.illinois.edu

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