LIC at War

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Sat Dec 3 2016, 1:00 pm

It has been 50 years since the War in Vietnam reached its peak, and 75 Years since the bombing of Pearl Harbor which launched us into the Second World War.

This Saturday, December 3 at 1 PM we have a special two part program that pays tribute to both our community’s contributions to the war as well as honoring those who served our country in both conflicts.

A new exhibit shows both servicemen from our community on duty in the conflicts, as well as images from the Brewster Aircraft, the Army Pictorial Center, the Army Post Office, and Steinway Piano’s G I Piano – all made in Long Island City/Astoria.

The program will also feature a lecture by former 1st Lieutenant Don Fedynak, an U.S. Army Signal Corps photo officer who served in Vietnam with the 221st Signal Company (Pictorial) and the South East Asia Pictorial Center.

He will be showing actual documentary footage he shot while on duty that is currently housed in the National Archives.

Don, who is past president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Queens Chapter #32, will also be sharing some news of the proposed Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Elmhurst Park.

For further info: Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, 718-278-0700, astorialic@gmail.com

This program is supported by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

Additional support provided by the membership of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.