Like many wars America has fought, World War II was won by thousands of acts of individual heroism. Acts like Mexican-born Jose Mendoza Lopez’s one-man stand during the Battle of the Bulge and Arkansas farmer Wilson B. Watson’s charge of a Japanese pillbox on Iwo Jima.
Stories of American heroes like these are often untold. Yet, they illustrate a deeply personal and important aspect of the war and deserve to live on in our national memory. They show the American character at its best, something we desperately need today!
Ashbrook is hosting a special webinar to tell some of these fascinating stories on December 8, 2021, the day after the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Dr. John Moser, Professor of History at Ashbrook will join Executive Director Jeff Sikkenga for a lively conversation. John not only has a deep understanding of the military, political, and cultural facets of World War II, but also an encyclopedic knowledge of stories of the heroes who made Allied victory possible.
You won’t want to miss this webinar!