Speakers in 2011

HOMEFRONT PRISONERS OF WAR THOMAS K. OLIVER (USAAF)      Tom Oliver in 2009      Oliver photos 2012 PETER DAHLBERG (ARMY)      December 7, 1941      Friends for Life      He Took My Place       Christmas Lights HAROLD TAYLOR (USAAF)      Story of Had Taylor STAN LIEBERMAN (ARMY)     Story of Stan Lieberman LESTER SNYDER (USAAF)       Durkee's Crew WARREN FAGERLAND (ARMY) EJI SUYAMA (ARMY)      My Combat in the 442nd HARRY NOLLSCH (ARMY)        Harry Nollsch       Taps Delayed       The Purple Heart FRANK MORAWA (GERM. ARMY)        Life of Frank Morawa LOYD BRANDT (MARINES)      Reluctant Heroes       Brothers in Arms JERRY TEACHOUT (USAAF)       Leaving Home for WWII CHUCK CHILDS (USAAF)       I Flew the Big One      Combat Mission 15      Riding Rails before WW2 HARRY PUTNAM (NAVY)       Veterans STEVEN WARREN (NAVY) GORDON LEASE (COAST GUARD) CLARENCE CARSNER (ARMY) WALLY DAHLQUIST (USAAF) GEORGE W. LARSON (NAVY) ALAN HERBERT (ARMY) RICHARD PERKINS (MARINES)      Letter home, 1944 RUSSEL FRINK (NAVY) JIM LOCKHART (NAVY) REX ALAN SMITH (ARMY ENG) VINCE FITZGERALD (NAVY) HONOR FLIGHTS CHARLES ANDERSON (USAAF)      Life of Charles Anderson HARLAND HERMANN (ARMY)      Letters during WWII WALTER MARCHAND (ARMY)      D-Day Doctor's Diary JUNO SUNDSTROM (ARMY) KEITH CHRISTENSEN (ARMY) DEAN SHAFFHAUSEN (NAVY) CHARLES GERLACH (NAVY) WAYNE BREWSTER (ARMY) WILLIAM A. SEMLEK (ARMY) KENNETH HALLIGAN (ARMY) WALTER MEHLHAFF (ARMY) EDDIE KODET (ARMY) TOM McDILL (ARMY) PAUL PRIEST (ARMY) VICTOR WEIDENSEE (ARMY)       Weidensee maps OLA CAMPBELL (USAAF) DALLAS BLOMQUIST (Marines) BILL LOFGREN (ARMY) HAROLD JANSEN (Navy)       Personal Summary JOHN W. FULLER (NAVY)      John Fuller Goes to War JOHN WILKINSON (ROYAL AF) MARCELLA LeBEAU (ARMY) HILARY COLE (USAAF) TOM WENN (USAAF) JOHN GASTON (USAAF) MAURICE CROW (USAAF) GEORGE MOLSTAD (USAAF) GEORGE MOE (US ARMY)

On January 8th, we heard Mark St. Pierre talk about and read from his nonfiction novel Of Uncommon Birth: Dakota Sons in Vietnam, about two soldiers—one Indian, the other white—who went to war.

On February 12th,
Chuck Thielen talked to us about his combat experience in the Korean War as a Marine Corps infantry rifleman.

On March 12th, Peter Dahlberg spoke about his experiences in the Battle of the Bulge and the Bridge at Remagen over the Rhine River.

Peter Vodenka was our speaker on April 9th, talking about his 1983 defection afoot from Communist Czechoslovakia with wife and two small children.

On May 14th,
we heard from Paul Priest of Box Elder, who fought in the Battle of the Bulge and the savage combat at the Ludendorff Railway Bridge spanning the Rhine River at Remagen. 

On June 11th Sioux Marine Maj. Ed McGaa talked about his experiences as an F-4B fighter pilot in the Vietnam War.

On July 9th Chuck Ellington spoke about Sir Barnes Wallis and dam-busting raids into WWII Germany.

On August 13, Ray and Josephine Cowdery presented on 16 years of experience leading veterans on tours back to WWII battlefields.

The September 10 meeting commemorated 9/11's tenth anniversary with USAF's Brig. Gen. Scott Vander Hamm, Col. (ret) Debra Stattuck, and Cpt. Leigh Batts, along with radio host Shad Olson.

On October 8th, Army veterans Branden Stackenwalt (Iraq and Afghanistan) and Stu Steele (Battle of the Bulge) talked about their combat experiences.

On November 11th, LTC George A. Larson talked about his new book on the history of EAFB.

On December 10th, Col. Larry Mayes talked about his experiences in Vietnam.