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      October 26, 2020

      Monday   3:00 PM

      1441 Post Road
      Darien, Connecticut 06820

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      A Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Korean War

      Join Mark Albertson in a four-week series exploring the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War.Week Three: The Helicopter

      Mark Albertson will discuss the helicopter, the aircraft that came of age in Korea. The helicopter delivered wounded to doctors’ care in rapid fashion as opposed to earth-bound transportation. The helicopter would also be used for delivering troops to the battle zone; stores and equipment; observation and reconnaissance, and directing artillery fire. Albertson will also discuss how the atomic bomb helped spur the development of the helicopter into a valued implement of war.About the Presenter

      Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.

      The next presentation is on the Aftermath on November 2nd.

      This event will take place on Zoom. All registrants will be emailed the link.

      Need help registering? Email Amanda at ademaio@darienlibrary.org

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