WWII Navy WAVE Julia Parsons' 101st Birthday Party on VBC Coffee Hour. We'll talk with Julia and celebrate her day with special guests, including the world's leading expert on the Enigma Machine, Dr. Tom Perera. JOIN ON ZOOM Simulcast to Facebook and YouTube.
On the 77th anniversary of the Iwo Jima flag raising, VBC Coffee Hour welcomes Brent "Westy" Westemeyer to talk about how wrong the above photo of the flag raisers is (hint: only two of the six are properly identified). Westy is the amateur historian who identified Harold "Pie" Keller as the "missing" Marine in Joe Rosenthal's famous photo.
Open Conversation on VBC Coffee Hour. Bring your own topics or Todd will drone on about Cold War history, military slang, and the crisis in Ukraine. Simulcast to Facebook and YouTube. Just like our usual veterans storytelling breakfasts, but made virtual!
Artifacts Tour at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum: Museum Curators Mike Kraus and Lisa Pettita join us for a walk through some of Soldier & Sailors Hall’s greatest artifacts. Soldiers & Sailors is the largest veterans memorial in the US and a local treasure here in Pittsburgh.
“Author & Marine Brad Graft” In December 1992, 1,800 United States Marines arrived in Mogadishu, Somalia, to spearhead Operation Restore Hope. Brad Graft was one of those Marines. Since then, he’s been writing great historical fiction. Meet him on VBC Coffee Hour!