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  1. When is Daddy Coming Home? An American Family During WWII

    October 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Richfield Fire Hall, Station No. 1

    World War II was coming to a close in Europe, and Richard Haney was only four years old when the telegram arrived at his family's home in Janesville, Wisconsin. In his emotionally powerful book, 'When is Daddy Coming Home?' An American Family During World War II, he explores the impact of war on an American family. Unlike many of America's 183,000 World War II orphans, Richard Haney has vivid memories of his father. He skillfully weaves together those memories with his parents' wartime letters and his mother's recollections to create a unique blend of history and memoir. Richard Carlton Haney, is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He earned his Ph.D. in history from UW-Madison and later graduated from West Point's post-doctoral military history program and the Army's National Security Seminar at Carlisle Barracks. Snacks to follow.

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