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Legacy Project founder to speak, Dec. 5

The founder and director of the Legacy Project, an initiative to preserve wartime correspondence, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Andrew Carroll founded the Legacy Project in 1998. It is a volunteer effort that encourages Americans to honor those who previously served or currently serve in the military by seeking out and preserving wartime correspondence.

Carroll's talk is titled "Behind the Lines: Letters Home." He is the editor of "War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars," which features some 200 previously unpublished letters from the Civil War, both World Wars, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and conflicts in Somalia and Bosnia.

Carroll also edited the best-selling "Letters of a Nation" and "In Our Own Words." His most recent book, "Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan and the Home Front in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families," is a compilation of short stories, letters, poems and journal entries written by U.S. military personnel.

The event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Woodrow Wilson Political Network. 

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