Past Event

The De-Evolution of the Soldier and its Effects on Others

A Road Scholar program by Ray Elliott

This talk takes a look at the immediate and lingering effects of war on those who fight them and on the loved ones left behind, based on extensive literary research and interviews with World War II veterans. Interviews and anecdotal information about men who witnessed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day and fought through Europe, flew the `Hump,` saw the flag raised on Iwo Jima, and more will be included in the presentation. This generation came to be known as `the greatest generation,` but they carry the burden of their experiences with them to their death – a very real consequence that is true of any war and is well documented in the literature of World War II.

For more information contact Greg Melnick| President of the River Forest Service Club| 708.771.5135.