Upcoming Military History Roundtable Speakers Announced

The Eastern Kentucky Military Historical Society is excited to announce our repertoire of speakers and topics for the Monthly Military History Roundtable for the remainder of the 2013 calender year. Please see below for the calender of meetings and speakers.


APRIL 2013

“My Time in the Skies of the US and Vietnam”

April 11, 2013
6:30 PM

Presented by LT. COL. (RET.) Vance Huston USMC

Col. Huston will tell us about the early days of Heliborne operations and his part in them as a helicopter pilot. He also will be sharing his experiences of serving as a pilot of Marine One for President Kennedy in the early 1960′s. In addition he was a C-130E pilot during the Vietnam War.


MAY 2013

“The Story of a Korean War POW”

May 9, 2013
6:30 PM

Presented By Korean War Veteran Fred O’Broff

Korean War Army Veteran Fred Obroff will join us as he shares his experiences as a Prisoner of War from 1951-1953 during the Korean War. Obroff was captured after his outfit had been ordered to another area and found themselves “totally surrounded” by Chinese troops. This presentation will be in a forum style with Matt Potter serving as moderator of the evening.

JUNE 2013

“My D-Day Beach Landing”

June 13, 2013
6:30 PM

Presented By World War II Veteran Lowell Perdue

Mr. Lowell Perdue, a veteran of the United States Navy who served during World War II, will share with us some of his experiences. His presentation will center around discussion of the Operation Overlord, where Lowell was driving a landing barge hit and destroyed by German artillary while shuttling troops to Omaha Beach in the early morning hours of June 6, 1944.

JULY 2013

“America’s First Flying Ace”

July 11, 2013
6:30 PM

Presented By Mr. Bill Martin

Fighter pilot William C. Lambert, born in Ironton, Ohio, in 1894, ended World War I as America’s second-leading Ace with 22 confirmed victories. Only Eddie Rickenbacker, another “buckeye,” scored more with 26.Yet, Lambert chose to live in obscurity, his record not discovered for nearly five decades. Bill Martin was a personal friend of Col. Lambert and will offer some insight regarding this pilot’s remarkable life.


“The Second Fight For Liberty”

August 8, 2013
6:30 PM

Presented By Professor Dan Mahan

Danny Mahan, Associate Professor of History at Ashland Community and Technical College, will speak on the War of 1812.  The War of 1812 was a 32-month military conflict between the United States and the British Empire and their Indian allies which resulted in no territorial change between the Empire and the USA, but a resolution of many issues which remained from the American War on Independence.


“In My Father’s Footsteps: A Reflection on My Trip to the South Pacific”

September 12, 2013
6:30 PM

Presented By Mr. Dan Bailey


“The Mexican-American War”

October 10, 2013
6:30 PM

Presented by Military Historians Tom Wilson and Bob Long

The topic of this meeting is the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). Bob Long will speak about The Missouri Mounted Volunteers and Alexander Doniphan and their March to Central Mexico. Tom Wilson will speak about the other campaigns of that War. Additionally, period weapons of that war will be presented.


November 7-9, 2013

Third Annual Veterans Appreciation Weekend


December 12, 2013
6:00 PM

Annual Christmas Dinner and Banquet


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