General Marshall & Private Martin: Two Perspectives on D-Day

June 17, 2017

1:00 PM

Please join us

“Two Perspectives on D-Day”

with Jim Martin


Brad Coleman

This unique program will offer new insights into D-Day from the perspective of its chief architect as well as a soldier who experienced it firsthand.

A part of the George C. Marshall Legacy Series presented by Carnegie Corporation of New York

Saturday, June 17, 2017
1:00 pm with reception to follow

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

Reservations required by calling Leigh McFaddin at 540-463-7103, ext. 138 or by email to Seating will be first come, first served. Members and students will be admitted free; non-members will pay $15 at the door.

You are invited to see the special exhibition, “Six Degrees of Marshall,” that is on display in the Lower Gallery.


Jim Martin
Private Jim “Pee Wee” Martin was one of the more than 350,000 Allied servicemen who contributed to the operation’s success when he landed with the 101st Airborne Division behind Utah Beach in the early hours of June 6th.

Brad Coleman
Lt. Col. Bradley Coleman is director of the John Adams Center for Military History at the Virginia Military Institute. He teaches in the history department and recently developed a course on George C. Marshall, who was a VMI graduate.