Please join us Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 6:30p.m. in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall for the film screening of More Than a Medal. The film explores the work of the Valor Medals Review Task Force at the George S. Robb Centre for the Study of the Great War. The 25-minute documentary, More Than a Medal, produced by Lame Deer Films in cooperation with the Robb Centre, interweaves the efforts of the researchers working against time, untold heroic stories of courage on the battlefields of France, on the seas and in the air, and the experience of modern-day descendants as they maintain cautious hope of recognition.
The Valor Medals Review Task Force was mandated by Congress to review the military records of African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Jewish American, and Native American servicemembers of World War I to determine if they should have received a Medal of Honor, but were overlooked due to race. To be eligible for review, a veteran must have received a Distinguished Service Cross/Navy Cross and/or the French Croix de Guerre with Palm and/or been recommended for a Medal of Honor.
To date, researchers have identified 214 servicemembers — 105 Jewish Americans, 73 African Americans, 23 Native Americans, 12 Hispanic Americans and one Asian American — who have qualified for review.
For more information, please contact Erin Fehr at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-916-3336.