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Battle for Guadalcanal

November 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Edith Wheeler Memorial Library – ONLINE

United States in WWII: Perspectives on History with a Modern-Day Context: The Battle for Guadalcanal

With the exception of Pearl Harbor, The Land, sea and air battles for Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands was some of the most desperate combat of World War II. Here, Japanese and American forces exchanged crushing blows. The waters north of Guadalcanal had so many sunken warships, the area became known as “Ironbottom Sound”

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA. Art Gottlieb is a local historian on subjects of political and military history. He was formerly a professional curator of naval history and the Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City. In these roles, Mr. Gottlieb worked regularly with veterans of all services towards the creation of exhibits accurately illustrating the history of 20th century warfare. Mr. Gottlieb maintains a private practice as a Counselor and Certified Senior Advisor in Norwalk, CT, and offers Pro Bono counseling services to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Gottlieb served as an Auxiliary Officer of the United States Coast Guard for 17 years and for 4 years was Commander of Flotilla 7-2, 1st District (Southern Region), Sector Long Island Sound North. Registration is required for each program to receive the Zoom link.

Join us for the fifth in a 8-session series, sponsored by a grant from CT Humanities and co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

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