Monday, October 18, 2010

EVENT NEWS: Berlin 1948: The Candy Bomber, the Baseball Sergeant and the Airlift That Saved a City, a speaking engagement with Col. Gail Halvorsen (Berlin Candy Bomber) and Sergeant Earl Albers, Nov. 17, 2010

Col. Gail Halvorsen, "Berlin Candy Bomber"
Col. Gail Halvorsen, the world-famous "Berlin Candy Bomber," will be speaking with Sergeant Earl Albers from the 1948 siege in Germany and the events leading up to it. Col. Halvorsen has been honored twice in the White House for his heroic post WWII flights, bringing food and rations to the citizens of West Berlin who were starving during the Russian blockade. His trademark flights included tiny "parachutes" of candy, gleaned from his U.S. rations and those of fellow pilots. He is an engaging speaker and his book, The Berlin Candy Bomber, will be on display.

5 p.m.: Ceremony at the Wall
6 p.m.: Reception in the Malloy Performance Portico of Leatherby Libraries

This event is free and open to the public! For more information,

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