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Newsmaker Luncheon Commemorating Dickey Chapelle

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11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Milwaukee County War Memorial Center
750 N Lincoln Memorial Milwaukee WI, 53202

MILWAUKEE – The legacy of Dickey Chapelle, a combat photographer from Shorewood who was killed in Vietnam 50 years ago, will be the explored November 3 at a joint Newsmaker Luncheon sponsored by the Milwaukee Press Club and the Rotary Club of Milwaukee.

Lunch and networking at 11:45, program 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. in Memorial Hall at the War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive downtown. Parking is available to the north of the building – please tell the attendant you are there for Rotary. Seating will be limited for this event and advanced registration is required.

Known for her fearlessness, Chapelle covered the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa during World War II, and traveled to Algeria, Panama, Lebanon, Hungary, Cuba and Vietnam on assignment for National Geographic, Cosmopolitan, National Observer and other publications. She was killed at the age of 46, and is believed to be the first female American correspondent to die on assignment. Chapelle was inducted into the Milwaukee Press Club Hall of Fame in 2014.

Program participants will include Maryann Lazarski, producer and director of a new Milwaukee Public Television documentary about Chapelle; writer John Garofolo, author of a new book/photo retrospective on Chapelle published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press; and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Meg Jones, who has made has made eight trips to U.S. war zones to report on Wisconsin troops in service. Special guests will include two United States Marines who will share special commemorations issued in honor of Chapelle.

The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Series is sponsored by Journal Media Group and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The Milwaukee Press Club presents the Newsmaker series to shed light on topical issues. The cost to attend is $18 for MPC members and $23 for non-members. Lunch is included. Registration deadline is Friday, October 30. Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done by booking below. Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI  53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at with any questions or call 262-894-2224.

Event Sponsors

  • Journal Communications

  • Journal Media Group


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