Saturday, October 7, 2017

"The Black Knights" in the Luftwaffe

J. Marcellus Burke, World War II veteran and retired Chicago Police Detective, discusses his recent historical novel at the Niles-Maine District Library on Sunday, October 15, at 2pm in the 1st floor Large Meeting Room.
Mr. Burke who served as a combat engineer shares his fictionalized account of four fighter pilots of African descent who served in the Luftwaffe and the larger role of soldiers of African descent in the war. Mr. Burke and his publisher, Evanston’s Path Press, participated in the 2017 American Library Association Conference in Chicago where he shared his research.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Vietnam Leatherneck Phrase book

These highly insightful  pages from a small pamphlet were loaned for scanning by a follower of this blog. Her husband is a Marine veteran.






Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Agent Orange and Its Effects Town Hall Meeting

Vietnam Veterans of America, Chicago Chapter #242 presents the Agent Orange event on Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 1 to 5pm  at the the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Avenue, Chicago.




Monday, September 18, 2017

"From Chicago to Vietnam" a harrowing memoir


Michael Duffy, Vietnam veteran and author, discusses his newly released memoir of war at the Niles-Maine District Library on Wednesday, September 27, at 7pm in the 1st floor Large Meeting Room.
Mr. Duffy recounts a tour of duty that began on the first day of the Tet Offensive when eighty-thousand North Vietnamese and Vietcong soldiers attacked cities and military bases throughout South Vietnam. They would breach the perimeter of Saigon’s Airbase, Tan Son Nhut, forcing Mr. Duffy upon landing to sprint to a waiting helicopter. His harrowing memoir of the brutal tour that followed was 30 years in the making.
Registration can be made through the Information Desk at 847-663-1234 or via the library’s website at www.nileslibrary.org. Registration closes on September 27 at 7pm.
The Niles-Maine District Public Library, 6960 Oakton Street, is located at the northeast corner of Oakton Street and Waukegan Road.  Regular library hours are Monday through Thursday, 9am to 9pm; Friday, 9am to 7pm; Saturday, 9 am to 5pm, and Sunday, 1 to 5pm.

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