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March 7, 2022, Fred Johnson – The 5 American Presidents who Served in WWII

March 7, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What do Presidents George H.W. Bush, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gerald R. Ford, and Richard Nixon have in Common (Other than being President) they all served in the Pacific Theater during WWII. (Jimmy Carter was at the Naval Academy until 1946, Reagan’s eyesight was bad, he did limited duty in the US and Eisenhower was busy in Europe)  Jimmy Carter was a submariner; a Submarine (USS Finback SS230) picked up George Bush after his plane was shot down near the island of Chi Chi Jima. He spent time on the USS Finback SS230 until he could be returned to base.

John F. Kennedy on PT 109
Fred Johnson, History Professor  Hope College

The Lecture Series will begin at 6 PM at the museum located at 1346 Bluff Street, Muskegon, Michigan. If you are unable to attend in person, please contact Teresa Folkmier at [email protected] for the Zoom link. The cost for attendance is $7.50 and of course, members are always free.



March 7, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff St
Muskegon, MI 49441 United States
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