Steve Chicoine presented a lecture entitled “George Mallon, World War One Medal of Honor Winner and the First Man Buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery” at the Brown County Historical Society in New Ulm, Minnesota as the first in our World War One Speaker Series. His engaging hour long presentation was densely filled with information about this war hero’s life and provided background information to make the presentation meaningful to the audience. Both WWI historians and those who are just beginning to learn about this period in our history attended and participated. The presentation was accompanied by well chosen visuals and brought Mallon’s story to life with quotes from those who knew him and humorous anecdotes which made for a lively lecture. At the conclusion of the presentation, Mr. Chicoine answered questions and engaged in conversation with audience members. The discussion continued for most of a second hour, which was certainly a testimony to the quality of the presentation and the interest generated by it
– Yvonne Weber, Secretary, Brown County Historical Society Board of Trustees
Evaluations from the audience:
“Tremendous presentation!”; “Very good speaker; nice presentation”; “I have been reading about WWI for over 50 years but still learned many things about the war today”; “Made me want to check out books on this topic”; All positive reviews, none negative in the least.
See the review of the presentation by a reporter of the New Ulm Journal, click here.