One of the boldest military operations in history, D-Day occupies a special place in our national memory. This presentation focuses on that operation through two lenses: the courageous roles of the 16th US Infantry on Omaha Beach, and the important role that many Pennsylvanians played in making this victory possible. I include material from personal interviews with D-Day participants gained from my service with the 16th Infantry in the 1980s, and my historical mentor, Colonel Robert Black, the historian of the Army Rangers.
Location: Corry Higher Education Council-- 221 North Center St. Corry, PA 16407.
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 28 @ 6 p.m.
Parking: lot behind building
What to bring: Proof of full vaccination (this includes booster shot) and identification. Please read our full Covid-19 policy here (updated April 1, 2022).
Richard Jay Arthur, M.A., is a native of Pittsburgh. A 23-year veteran Army
officer, he has a lifelong interest in history with particular focus on the American
Colonial period. He has given talks on the Founding Fathers and the Continental
Army and lectured on the role of Pennsylvanians on the planning and actions of
D-Day, including stories based on interviews with participants. A website features
stories from his Butler County youth at www.butlercountyboyhood.com. He earned his
bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College, and his master’s from George Washington
University. He and his wife, Mary Lou, live in rural Erie County, where they operate
Winter’s End, an environment that supports bees and butterflies.