Saturday, February 23, 2002. 10:00 a.m.
As a gunner with the 106th Armored Cavalry Group, Kappelmann took
more than 400 photographs throughout France, Germany and Austria. A documentary
based on his photos Through My Sights: A Gunners View
of WWII will be shown during his presentation and offered for
sale in the museum store.
Saturday, March 16, 2002. 10:00 a.m.
in Tokyo Bay during the occupation of Japan, Matheny served as a Lieutenant
on the USS New Jersey. A retired partner of Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin,
his new book, The Pursuit of the Ruptured Duck: When Kansas Citians
Went to War, details wartime experiences of many familiar Kansas City
Saturday, March 30, 2002. 10:00 a.m.
USAF Major with the Tuskegee Airmen, Johnson is a recognized civic leader
on both the local and national levels. His present affiliations include:
National NAACP Legal Defense Fund, UMKC Trustees and Jackson County Land
Trust. He served two terms in the Missouri House of Representatives and
was appointed by the Governor to several state commissions.
Saturday, April 13, 2002. 10:00 a.m.
17th Ordnance Company (Armored), Woodson arrived in the Philippines in
1941. Three months later, war erupted. His company surrendered to the
Japanese in April 1942. During the 31/2 year period
as a prisoner of war, he was forced to endure the famous Death March
and internment at camps in the Philippines and Japan.
P. Meigs & Albert Curley
Saturday, April 27, 2002. 10:00 a.m.
Meigs and Curley served as infantrymen in the 9th Cavalry also
known as the Buffalo Soldiers. Today they are residents of
Junction City, Kansas, and have been instrumental in preserving the Buffalo
A new Saturday morning
speakers series featuring World War II veterans sharing their unique stories.
Presented in cooperation
with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Miller Nichols Library.
As part our "Presidential
Studies Collection" partnership, we invite you to visit the web site
of World War II: Experiences From the Front and at Home".
will be held in the Truman Presidential Museum & Librarys Whistle
Stop Room. Refreshments will be served.
are free with museum admission, but seating is limited. For reservations,
call the museum special events office at 816-833-1400, ext. 254.