February 6, 2015
As part of Black History Month, local author and Charleston County Councilman Henry E. Darby will discuss his book, Liberty Hill’s Vietnam Fighting Men. During the Vietnam War, a disproportionate number of residents of the small community of Liberty Hill, South Carolina served their country in Vietnam. Of the 64 who served, eight were killed in action. His book voices the experiences of four of the veterans from Liberty Hill and shows the tremendous contribution this small community made to our nation.
March 6, 2015
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the month-long Battle of Iwo Jima that ended in March 1945. The iconic photo of the U.S. Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima remains one of the most remembered images of World War II. We will discuss this important battle and the impact it had on the American and allied victory in World War II. The only surviving Medal of Honor recipient from Iwo Jima, Herschel Williams, will be with us to discuss his memories of the battle. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Mr. Williams and other WWII veterans.
April 17, 2015
We will breakdown the first major battle between the United States Army and the People’s Army of Vietnam/North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The Battle of Ia Drang Valley took place between November 14 and November 18, 1965 and involved close air support by U.S. aircraft and a strategic bombing strike by B-52s.