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Kelly Ann Sproul - World War II

Kelly Ann Sproul was born in 1988 and grew up hearing lullabies of vintage songs from World War II and hearing stories about the blitz of London. In 2006, she began a career as a musical therapist and was offered the chance to perform at a veterans group, which she has continued to do ever since.

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Kelly Ann Sproul poses with WW II veteran Vince Speranza in Bastogne after one of her performances, in Belgium in 2009.

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Belgium

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2009

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Vincent Speranza photo

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Kelly Sproul and Vince Speranza sing “It Had to be You” in December 2010 at the 101st Division Museum in Bastogne.

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Bastogne

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December 2010

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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Kelly Ann Sproul shares the stage with Vince Speranza during a London Taxi Association fundraising event for the British forces held near Dover, England in March 2011.

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near Dover, England

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March 2011

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Vincent Speranza photo

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Kelly Ann Sproul, the 'Sweetheart of the British Forces', takes time from her performance at the London Taxi Association Event in March 2011 to have her picture taken.

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near Dover, England

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March 2011

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Vincent Speranza photo

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Kelly and her mother, Kim Sproul, with World War II veteran Vince Speranza during his visit to England in March 2011.

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England

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March 2011

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Vincent Speranza photo

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Kelly Ann Sproul shows Vince Speranza around the port of Dover, England in March of 2011.

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Dover, England

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March of 2011

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Vincent Speranza photo

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Kelly Ann Sproul, true to her title as “sweetheart of the British Forces,” takes a picture in a 1940’s style military uniform. (Narrator’s photo)

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Unknown

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Unknown

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Narrator’s photo

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Kelly Ann Sproul poses pin-up style with a military jacket. Note the military insignia that many veterans had given her following her performances.

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Unknown

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May be restricted. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the ALPL Audio-Visual Curator.

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Kelly Ann Sproul takes a 1940's pin-up style photograph.

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Kelly performs at an event honoring a group of Honor Flight participants and enthusiasts during her visit to central Illinois in June of 2011. She wore Vince Speranza's uniform for the performance.

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central Illinois

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June of 2011

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Vincent Speranza photo

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Kelly Ann Sproul sings for World War II veterans at the Lakeside Christian Church in Springfield, Illinois during her trip to the United States in June, 2011.

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Lakeside Christian Church in Springfield, Illinois

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June, 2011

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Vincent Speranza photo

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Kelly Ann Sproul performing for World War II veterans during her trip to central Illinois in June, 2011.

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central Illinois

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June, 2011

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Vincent Speranza photo

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Kelly Ann Sproul performing for World War II veterans during her trip to central Illinois in June, 2011.

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central Illinois

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June, 2011

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Vincent Speranza photo

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Kelly gets her photo taken with the statue of young Robert Lincoln outside the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois.

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Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois

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June, 2011

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Vincent Speranza photo

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Kelly took time to pay her respects at the gravesite of Susan Speranza in Auburn, Illinois. Susan was Vincent and Iva’s daughter.

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Auburn, Illinois

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Unknown

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Vincent Speranza photo



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