War Correspondent to Speak at Silversides Museum on March 27
Meg Jones, an award winning journalist, combat correspondent, and writer from Milwaukee will be speaking at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum on Monday, March 27, at 6:00pm. As a respected journalist who has worked for more than 20 years at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Meg Jones has been a reporter and war correspondent, and is the author of the book World War II Milwaukee. She frequently writes about the military, history and veterans issues in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Meg Jones has traveled to Iraq four times as an embedded reporter with Wisconsin troops between 2003 and 2008, and four times to Afghanistan between 2006 and 2014. She was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her series on chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin's whitetail deer herd. For more than 10 years, she was also a journalism instructor at Marquette University.
Copies of Meg Jones book World War II Milwaukee will be available for purchase at the museum gift shop.
Admission to Meg Jones' lecture is free to museum members and active duty military members. A $5.00 donation is requested of non-members. For more information, call the museum at (231)755-1230.
Work continues on the USCGC McLane with the goal of taking her to the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival in 2017 for her 90th birthday! The forecastle, anchor chain, the mooring lines and the wheels on the brow. Next is the hull, primarily port side. Then we will refurbish the anchor windlass and the gusset, weather permitting. Interior projects remaining are the engine room (general cleaning of the lower level and repainting of the main walking deck), the boatswain’s locker (repainted) and the carpenter shop which we hope to clean and have it look like a functional carpenter shop. And that’s just for this year! More is planned for 2017. Donations are always welcomed and appreciated whether they be cash or services in kind. Please join the team & help us get to Grand Haven next year!