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Author to discuss World War II Air Commandos

Date: June 10, 2014, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue: Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Auditorium - 200 S.E. 4th St. Abilene, Ks.
Sponsor: Eisenhower Center, Abilene

The Event:

Dr. Dennis Okerstrom will present a program on Project 9 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home. The free public program is set for June 10 at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium. Okerstrom's latest book," Project 9: Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II," coincides with the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Burma. World War II veteran, Dick Cole, age 98, will join Okerstrom for a discussion of the 1st Air Commando Group, a forerunner to modern special operations units such as SEAL Team Six and Delta Force. Okerstrom and Cole will discuss the first air commando raid as well as Cole's other World War II experiences, including serving as Jimmy Doolittle's co-pilot during the Tokyo Raid. He is one of only four surviving Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. This program supplements the World War II Remembered: Leaders, Battles & Heroes exhibit currently on display in the Museum. The exhibit is a three-year commemoration of WWII marking the 70th anniversaries of the war and its aftermath as told through personal stories.
For more information contact Eisenhower Center, Samantha Kenner, 785-263-6764
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