Remembrance of World Wars
Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)
Please join us for a toast to Brigadier General Ronald R. Van Stockum, Sr., as we celebrate the release of his latest book, Remembrances of World Wars. “World War II is perhaps the principal war in American history, the battles of which formed the geopolitical structure of our world, wrote legends across the heavens and introduced mankind to the terrors of mass destruction that have formed the discussions of world peace ever since Hiroshima was laid to waste.” Remembrances of World Wars, by Brigadier General Ronald R. Van Stockum, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired) is an example of “what might have been” when a more complete and careful approach to preserving historical sources is taken. The book chronicles Van Stockum’s war experiences, and includes recollections of his mother and her family, as handed down by his mother or discovered by the general. Remembrances reaches across time from the final days of Queen Victoria to the Cuban Missile Crises.
Ronald R. Van Stockum served for thirty years as a career officer in the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Brigadier General. Van Stockum, a past president of The Filson Historical Society, has been active in community affairs. He is the author of Kentucky and the Bourbons: The Story of Allen Dale Farm and Squire Boone and Nicholas Meriwether: Kentucky Pioneers. He currently writes a historical column in The Sentinel-News.
This event is co-sponsored with the Shelby County Historical Society.
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The Filson Historical Society
The Filson has been collecting, preserving, and telling the significant stories of Kentucky and Ohio Valley history and culture since 1884.