The Maxine Flournoy Third Coast Squadron of the CAF will hold its 10th Patriotic Speaker Series Dinner on Thursday, February 8, 2018, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. aboard the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay with speaker Mr. Don Graves.
Mr. Graves is a WWII survivor of the battle of Iwo Jima. He entered the Marine Corp upon hearing that Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor. He was 19 years old when he, carrying a 70 lb. flamethrower strapped to his back, was in the third wave of Marines to land on Iwo Jima. He tells of the conditions of the landing and the fierce battle to overtake the island. The fighting lasted 36 days resulting in 26,000 men wounded and 6800 Marines dead.
The deadline for reservations is January 31, 2018.
Tickets $50.00 for active military. Table reservations for 10 are $1000.00