George Marshall and the Red Cross

January 30, 2020


George Marshall and the Red Cross

Thursday, January 30, 2020
5:30 pm with reception to follow

Pogue Auditorium
George C. Marshall Foundation
VMI Parade, Lexington, Virginia

Due to limited seating, please RSVP no later than January 27, 2020.

To reserve your seat call Leigh McFaddin at 540-463-7103, ext. 138 or email Members and students will be admitted free; non-members will pay $15 at the door.

A part of the George C. Marshall Legacy Series

Tom Bowers will be discuss his new publication A Tonic to My Spirit: George Catlett Marshall and the American Red Cross.

His account of George Marshall’s presidency of the American Red Cross, “A Tonic to my Spirit: George C. Marshall and the American Red Cross,” was published by the George C. Marshall International Center in Leesburg in 2019. It is based on Marshall’s published papers, unpublished material at the George C. Marshall Library, the headquarters of the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C., contemporary newspapers, and the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.

Tom Bowers is docent director at George Marshall’s Dodona Manor in Leesburg, Va. A native of Indiana, he received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University. He was professor and dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1971 to 2006. As a U.S. Army Signal Corps officer, he served at Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) from 1965 to 1968.