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Unsung Heroes of World War II: The American Red Cross Clubmobile Service

Event Type
Social/Informal Event
Sponsor
University of Illinois Alumni Association | Chez Veterans Center
Location
Alice Campbell Alumni Center University of Illinois Alumni Association 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, IL
Date
Nov 8, 2023   7:00 pm  
Speaker
Luis Alberto Urrea, author of Good Night, Irene Ryan A. Ross, Director, History & Traditions, U of I Alumni Association
Cost
Free
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Unsung Heroes of World War II: 

The American Red Cross Clubmobile Service

Featuring:
Luis Alberto Urrea, author of Good Night, Irene
Ryan A. Ross, Director, History & Traditions, U of I Alumni AssociationPulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea’s new World War II novel, Good Night, Irene, tells the little-known story of the American Red Cross Clubmobile Service—a group of heroic women who dodged bombs and bullets all across Europe, as they provided coffee, donuts, and fellowship to soldiers at the front.

Please join us for an evening of history, storytelling, and other delights, including:

  • A live conversation about World War II, the Clubmobile Service, and Good Night, Irene
  • Audience Q&A
  • A special exhibit featuring the WWII memorabilia of Phyllis McLaughlin Urrea and Jill Pitts Knappenberger, ’50 ACES, the inspirations for the novel’s main characters
  • Book signing by Urrea
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