Speakers in 2011

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

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.