Faith in Wartime Lecture Presented by Baptist Community Ministries
John Wukovits Presents “Soldiers of a Different Cloth: Notre Dame Chaplains in World War II”
Interviewed by: Robert M. Citino, PhD, Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy and Samuel Zemurray Senior Stone Historian
5:00 p.m. Reception | 6:00 p.m. Presentation | 7:00 p.m. Book Signing
The Institute for the Study of War and Democracy is delighted to host the 2020 Faith in Wartime Lecture presented by Baptist Community Ministries, featuring best-selling author and military historian John Wukovits.
Wukovits will be interviewed by Museum historian Robert M. Citino, PhD, on his book Soldiers of a Different Cloth: Notre Dame Chaplains in World War II, which tells the story of 35 chaplains and missionaries who went above and beyond, displaying extraordinary courage and persistence during the war.
Based on a vast collection of letters, papers, records, and photographs in the archives of the University of Notre Dame, as well as other contemporary sources, Wukovits brings to life these nearly forgotten heroes who served wherever duty sent them and wherever the war dictated. Wukovits intertwines their stories on the battlefronts with their memories of Notre Dame. In their letters to their superiors in South Bend, Indiana, they often asked about campus, the Grotto, and the football team. Their love for Notre Dame helped buttress them during their wartime tribulations, and their return to campus was akin to a warm homecoming. Soldiers of a Different Cloth will fascinate and engage all readers interested in the history of World War II, as well as alumni, friends, and fans of the Fighting Irish.
The reception and presentation are free and open to the public, and brought to you by the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy and Baptist Community Ministries.
For more information or to register, call 504-528-1944 x 412.
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About the Author:
John Wukovits is a military expert specializing in the Pacific theater of World War II. He is the author of many books, including Tin Can Titans: The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II’s Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron; Hell from the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II’s Greatest Kamikaze Attack; For Crew and Country: The Inspirational True Story of Bravery and Sacrifice Aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts; One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa; and Pacific Alamo: The Battle for Wake Island. He has also written numerous articles for such publications such as WWII History, Naval History, and World War II.
Presented by Baptist Community Ministries