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WWII Institute Annual Public Lecture: Peter Dunbar, “A Son Discovers His Father’s War: Before They Were the Black Sheep”

Join us for a lecture titled “A Son Discovers His Father’s War: Before They Were the Black Sheep” to be presented by distinguished public servant, lawyer, and FSU alumnus Peter M. Dunbar.

This lecture will take place on September 19th, 2017 at 5pm at the Alumni Center Ballroom, 1030 W. Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL 32304. It will be followed by a reception.

Mr. Dunbar’s lecture will follow the story of his father, Carl O. Dunbar, and his time in a Marine Corps fighter squadron in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Mr. Dunbar has many accolades to his credit. Currently, he is the managing attorney of the Tallahassee office of Dean, Mead & Dunbar law firm and is an honors graduate from the College of Law at Florida State University.  For ten years, Mr. Dunbar served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives; and he served two terms as a member of the Florida Commission on Ethics and was the Commission’s Chair in 1999 and 2000.  He is also the author of 5 books on community association housing, though his most recent book, Before They Were the Black Sheep, is a historical account of a Marine Corps fighter squadron during the Battle for the Solomon Islands in 1943.

Since 1997, the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience has striven to preserve the photographs, letters, and artifacts of service members and their families. They have enabled thousands of veterans to preserve their legacies of service and their collections of primary resources now totals almost 7,000. With the support of students and members of the Florida State community, they continue to pursue their goal of promoting the study of the Second World War.

Tuesday, September 19 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

FSU Alumni Association (AWC), Alumni Center Ballroom
1030 W Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL

Event Type

Lecture, Speakers & Lectures

Departments

Colleges, Arts & Sciences, College of, History, Institute on World War II and the Human Experience

Group

All Audiences

Contact Name:

G. Kurt Piehler

Contact Email

kpiehler@fsu.edu

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