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November 13, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sharon Lawson Room
508 N. Cusick Street
Maryville, TN 37804
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Valor Film Screening - Story of Kiffin Rockwell - WWI

Monday, November 13, 2017

Blount County Records Management and Archives - Open to Public

  • Monday, November 13,  7 p.m., “ ‘Valor’ Film.”  In remembrance of East Tennesseans that participated in World War One, Blount County Archives will host a screening of the film “Valor”, presented by filmmaker and author Marc McClure, Ph. D., Professor of History, Walters State Community College. “Valor” presents the story of Kiffin Rockwell, who along with his brother, Paul, volunteered for the French Foreign Legion immediately upon the start of World War I in August 1914.  After a year of fighting in the trenches both brothers were wounded. While Paul, owing to the severity of his wounds, left the legion and became a war correspondent based in Paris, Kiffin gained admittance into the French aviation division, where he soon became a noted aviator.  In April 1916 Kiffin joined a newly formed squadron of American volunteer pilots, which eventually became the famous Lafayette Escadrille. Kiffin became a celebrated member of the American unit as it fought against German aviators for control of the skies during the battle of Verdun in June and July 1916 and in other sectors of the front. The presentation will be in the Sharon Lawson Room.
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