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AUTHOR AND SERVICEMAN TO SPEAK ON CAMPUS


OCT. 14, 2005--Author and National Guardsman John Crawford will talk about his book, "The Last True Story," on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. in the Abbott Concert Hall of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Buildingat the University of Wisconsin-River Falls as part of the Wyman Series.

John Crawford joined the National Guard in Florida to help pay for his college education. Crawford served for six years to receive money for tuition at Florida State University. He had just two credits left to complete for his B.A. in anthropology, when he received his call for deployment to Iraq.

His book chronicling the harrowing experience, "The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell," was released in summer 2005 and made the New York Times best-sellers list.

The UW-RF Performing Arts Committee as well as the Diversity Awareness committee, both part of the leadership Development and Programming Board, sponsor the free Wyman Series. Funding for the series is provided by student fees, which are allocated to various student organizations and committees.

Cost is free for students, $3 for age 18 and under, and $5 for the public. For more information contact the UW-RF student leadership center at 715-425-4911 or visit http://www.uwrf.edu/leadership/welcome.html . More information about the artist is available at www.thelavinagency.com/college/johncrawford.html .

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