Veterans Voices: Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway
Our special guest Veteran will be U.S. Navy flight engineer Jack Holder, a Pearl Harbor survivor and aviator who flew over 100 missions in World War II including the infamous 1942 Battle of Midway. After service, this Texas native continued his passion for aviation in the corporate and commercial aircraft world for 25 years, celebrated his 100th birthday in style with a WWII aircraft and authored the book, “Fear, Adrenaline and Excitement.”
Colonel Peter Mansoor, U.S. Army (Retired), history professor at The Ohio State University and book author will moderate the conversation and walk us through the events leading up to the Battle of Midway. This battle was considered a pivotal naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II and a strategic victory for the Allies.