“WWII War Stories”
held its 1st “Night At The Museum” for the 2012 series of speakers on Monday night, Dorcheat Historical Association Museum February 13th, 2012. The event highlighted the WWII memories of Mr. Jack Holman. The evening began with opening comments and welcome by museum director Schelley Brown Francis. Dorcheat Museum Association President, Mr. Thad Andress then introduced the guest speaker.
Holman told of his journey from the halls of his college days at Ole’ Miss to going into the Navy soon after the attack on
Pearl Harbor. Hobson Holman attained the non-commissioned rank of Fire Controlman Second Class Petty Officer onboard the destroyer USS HOBSON, the lead ship for the Utah Beachhead at on D-Day. HOBSON took Holman to Normandy in Utah Beach on D-Day, southern Normandy for the invasion, the sinking of U- 571 and to France in the Pacific Theatre where his ship was under daily Kamikaze attacks. Holman’s vivid memories mixed with a little humor made the night special to everyone in attendance. Holman has also written several books about WWII that anyone interested in the subject would enjoy. Okinawa, Japan
Even with the cold and rainy weather, the museum was standing room only with a little over 100 people attending the evening. “I am so glad I was able to attend tonight.” commented one of the guests who had never been to a museum event.
The museum is open free of charge Tuesday-Saturday. The next museum event will be held Monday, March 12th, with Gloria West Evans and Claude O. West as guest speakers. The Nights At The Museum events are something that anyone interested in history and the
area will not want to miss. Minden
If you would like to hear the story as told by Mr. Holman or any of the other speakers you can contact the museum for your copy of the
DVD for $10 each. For more information contact Schelley Brown Francis at 318-377-3002 or visit www.museuminminden.blogspot.com . You can also find the museum on Facebook.