Dear Kathie,

You are going to be a tough act to follow! 

After our meeting I heard one positive comment after another from the members.  They all want you back again.

Your mom was a trailblazer who took risks most women of her generation would have stepped back from.  We loved getting to know you and your mom better.

Diana Haskell
Delta Kappa Gamma
State Treasurer, Ohio

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Commencing with reveille and wearing a Red Cross uniform, Kathleen Cox shares letters written by her mother, LeOna Kriesel, a Red Cross girl who ran GI social clubs in North Africa and Italy during WWII.

LeOna’s letters were upbeat, funny, and wonderful. Kathleen’s delivery style brings to life her mother’s indomitable spirit and the accompanying slideshow of vintage photographs transports the audience to the human side of WWII.  This was a delightful performance that our members truly enjoyed.

Sarah Warrington
Program Director for Cincinnati Women’s
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Kathleen does a fantastic job and is always great to work with.
Rebecca R., Cincinnati Museum Center

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Thank you for being our guest at the Pritzker Military Museum to discuss your mother’s fascinating story in Destination Unknown… the event was a well-attended success.

N. Pritzkerpritzker-letter
Colonel (IL), IL ARNG (Retired)
President & CEO, Tawani Enterprizes, Inc.
Chair & Founder, Pritzker Military Library

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The Marco Island (Florida) Historical Society invited Kathleen Cox to present  “Destination Unknown, Adventures of a WW11 American Red Cross Girl.”  That girl was her mother, a young, fascinating, energetic, woman who loved adventure and wanted to serve her country.

Kathleen’s presentation was professional and extremely delightful.  As the program Director I was told, as the audience was leaving, how much everyone enjoyed Kathleen’s style and her ability to tell a great story.  More people should hear this presentation.  Not only is it great fun, it adds an entirely new dimension to what GIs face in war and the people who give them the courage to keep fighting.

BJ Henning
Program Director
Marco Island Historical Society

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Thank you for being such a delightful guest. I definitely look forward to another of your guest appearances. You have a tremendous background and I’d like our viewers to have the opportunity to hear much more from you.

You do fill a very unique niche, express yourself articulately and exude warmth and enthusiasm as you speak… all the qualities that make for a great guest!

Nicki Bishop, Producer, Anderson Community Television, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Thank you so much for being our speaker! You did a fabulous job. I was at another function where everyone was talking about your presentation and how much they enjoyed it!

Many said you were the BEST speaker we’ve had in a long time. It was great and you are an excellent storyteller!

Patti Ryan, Director of Philanthropy, Jordan Hospital & Cranberry Hospice, Plymouth, MA

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I recently had the great pleasure of attending a lecture and slide presentation by Kathleen Cox.  She told about the great adventures of her mother, an American Red Cross Girl in North Africa and Italy during WWII.

Kathleen looked just the part dressed in a replica of her mother’s uniform and kept everyone thoroughly entertained with her story and pictures.  I strongly encourage anyone to hear Kathleen Cox tell this story and enjoy her slideshow.  Her mother was a strong, determined woman who makes me proud of that generation and of my own mother who shared so many of the same traits.

Sue St.Hilaire

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and more from notes and letters…..

Engaging personality!
The letters are wonderful!
Well presented and fun!

You didn’t give us a speech, you told us a story.