Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Film Screening: The USO - An Army of Volunteers

Film Screening: The USO - An Army of Volunteers

The Veterans Resource Center, Department of Political Science, and Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities will be hosting historian and filmmaker, Dr. John Provan, on Thursday, April 26th at 6:30 pm in Pebble Hill for the stateside premier of the film The USO – An Army of Volunteers.

The film takes a look at the history of the United Services Organization and features Auburn University graduate and Medal of Honor recipient, Retired Marine Major General James Livingston. 

Dr. Provan traveled throughout the U.S. to interview USO Volunteers as well as veterans to tell this story. A little known fact is that the Auburn USO Canteen during the Second World War in Auburn was the chapel on the corner of College and Thach. 

The 45 minute film had its Europe premier last month at US Army Europe in Wiesbaden, Germany and it was very well received.

The event is free and open to the public and is supported in part by the Special Lectures Fund.

 

Auburn University Chapel during World War 2

 

Last Updated: April 23, 2018