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Date:
February 27, 2020
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Visitors Center Auditorium
Address:
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
Cost:
Free
Book cover of Loss and Redemption at St. Vith showing World War II soldiers and a tank in a snowy vi
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Lunch & Learn: "Loss and Redemption at St. Vith: The 7th Armored Division in the Battle of the Bulge"

Thursday, February 27, 2020

"Loss and Redemption at St Vith" closes a gap in the record of the Battle of the Bulge by recounting the exploits of the 7th Armored Division in a way that no other study has. Most accounts of the Battle of the Bulge give short-shrift to the interval during which the German forward progress stopped and the American counterattack began. This narrative centers on the 7th Armored Division for the entire length of the campaign, reconsidering the story of the whole battle through the lens of a single division and accounting for the reconstitution of the Division while in combat. This program is presented by Gregory Fontenot, Lansing, Kansas, a retired Colonel of the U.S. Army. He is currently a consultant on threat emulation for Army experimentation, a military history author, and a working historian. The Lunch & Learn series is sponsored by the Union Pacific Foundation and the Eisenhower Foundation. A light lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. RSVP not required.