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USS Houston (CA-30)/POW Experience

USS Houston (CA-30)/POW Experience

The USS Houston (CA-30) was a United States Navy heavy cruiser in World War II.  She was sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait (Indonesia) and the few survivors of the sinking became prisoners-of-war (POWs) for the remainder of the war. 

Many of those POWs were forced into labor on the 'Burma-Thailand Death Railway', which was famously depicted in the movie, Bridge on the River Kwai.

Learn about the ship, her crew, and and what happened to them from John K. Schwarz, son of USS Houston survivor Otto C. Schwarz, and executive director of the USS Houston (CA-30) Survivors’ Association and Next Generations.

Adults.

Date:
Monday, May 20, 2024
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Patrick Henry Meeting Room
Library Branch:
Patrick Henry Library
Categories:
History/Culture Presentation/Performance
Audience:
  Adults     Older Adults  

Registration is required. There are 25 seats available.

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