Monday, July 26, 2010

Tazewell County Genealogical and Historical Society August Meeting

On Tuesday August 10, guest speaker for the Tazewell County Genealogical and Historical Society will be Lance Zedric, author of The Silent Warriors of World War II:

The Alamo Scouts behind Japanese Lines. He will present the story of the 6th Army’s elite reconnaissance and raider unit which performed 106 missions behind Japanese lines during World War II, both in New Guinea and the Philippines, including two daring POW camp liberations without losing a man either by capture or death. His work was the moving force for a History Channel documentary on the Alamo Scouts.

Lance Zedric, a native of Canton, IL, is an author, educator, editor, and military consultant. He has authored or co-authored six books and has had numerous articles published in popular magazines and scholarly journals. He holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history, and is a graduate of the US Army Intelligence School.

The meeting, which is open to the general public, will be held on Tuesday August 10, 2010 at the Society’s Erlicher Library, located at 719 N Eleventh St, Pekin, IL. The program will begin promptly at 7:00 PM, with a business meeting immediately following. The building is handicapped accessible with ample parking available.

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