June 29, 2017

Unknown: Adventures of a WWII American Red Cross Girl

Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 P.M.   “Destination Unknown: Adventures of a WWII American Red Cross Girl.” Anderson Township Historical Society Program at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township, Lower Atrium, next to the History Room, at 7:30 PM.

Our speaker Kathleen Cox grew up listening to her mother LeOna Cox recount her adventures during WWII as a Red Cross Girl. Her mother was a 27-year-old college graduate and teacher when a fellow teacher recruited her for the American Red Cross. From 1943-45 LeOna ran enlisted men’s social clubs in North Africa and Italy. When Kathleen found a box containing her mother’s original wartime letters detailing her many adventures with her beloved GIs, she knew she had to write a book. The book Destination Unknown is a fun look through the scrapbook-like pages and letters of an American Red Cross Girl. Kathleen Cox, a professional, author and consultant, brings these stories to life with a great deal of humor and a fresh look at a rarely examined aspect of wartime life. You’ve never glimpsed WWII from this perspective before.

Refreshments served. Free. The public is invited.