Meeting Notice for September 18, 2013 – Gen. George S. Patton

Date:           Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Time:           7:00pm to 9:15pm
Check In Begins at 6:30pm
Venue:        American Legion Post #395
934 E Rue de la Banque
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Greetings and Welcome;

The subject of this meeting will be the memorable life and times of General Patton. We are pleased to welcome Kevin Hymel as our featured speaker and lecturer. He is a Patton Historian who has spent many years researching and writing about one of our country’s greatest combat legends.

Kevin is a well-known speaker with many interesting stories and insights about this famous American Military Hero. Our Official Historian and Author, Professor John McManus, has known Kevin for many years and recommended him as our speaker for this get together. We welcome and encourage your participation throughout the presentation. There will be ample time for your comments and questions.

The Post offers a large complimentary parking lot. A fully stocked bar with snacks is available. For directions visit http://legionpost397.org/ The program fee is just $15 on your arrival.

We look forward to having you with us on the 18th.

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Meetinting Notice for July 31, 2013 – The Normandy Landings

Date:     Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Time:     7:00pm to 9:00pm +
Venue:  American Legion Post #397
934 E Rue de la Banque
St. Louis, MO 63141

The subject will be The Normandy Landings – Operation Neptune/ Overlord – D-Day, June 6, 1944. This get together will highlight the American Military involvement in the largest and mightiest sea invasion in the history of modern warfare.

Professor McManus will start the meeting with an overview of the landings and then several of our members will present the mission of each Infantry Division and Ranger Battalion as well as a bio of the Commanders. We’ve also invited several Veterans of D-Day to join us as well.

We welcome and encourage your participation throughout the meeting. Professor McManus will lead the group discussion and answer your questions. This is not a formal lecture but a round table learning event.

The Post offers a large complimentary parking lot as well as a fully stocked bar with snacks. Directions are available at the top of this page.  The program fee remains at $ 25 on your arrival. The Allied actions on June 6th were the beginning of the end of the German stranglehold on the European Continent and their ultimate defeat.

We look forward to having you with us for a lively and interesting evening.

View the Original Bulletin –> The Normandy Landings Original Bulletin


Meeting Notice for May 8, 2013 – Hitler As Military Commander

“Hitler As Military Commander”

Date:     Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Time:     7:00pm to 9:00pm +
Venue:  American Legion Post #397
934 E Rue de la Banque
St. Louis, MO 63141

Greetings:

Our next MHR meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8th at the American Legion Post in Creve Coeur. This get together promises to be an interesting evaluation and discussion about some of the key decisions and actions taken by Hitler that benefitted the Allies and shortened the war effort.

We welcome your participation throughout the meeting. There are many questions. What if Germany had not gone ahead with Operation Barbarossa? What if they had started the invasion on the original schedule? Four out of every five German soldiers who died in the war died on the Russian front.

Professor McManus will introduce the subject at hand and give us an overview of some of Hitler’s decisions. We are also pleased to welcome Jim Gallen who lectures about Hitler at Meramec Community College.

There will be ice water available as well as a fully stocked bar with snacks. Directions to the Post are available on their website http://legionpost397.org/ The program fee is $ 25 payable on your arrival.

We all look forward to you joining us on May 8th.

Sincerely,

Stuart Hartzell

 

View the original bulletin –> Hitler as Military Commander Original Bulletin


Meeting Notice for February 20, 2013 – The Battle of Aachen and the Battle of Fallujah

“The Battle of Aachen and the Battle of Fallujah”

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Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Venue: American Legion Post #397

 

 

Our first meeting of the New Year is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20th at the American Legion Post in Creve Coeur starting at 7:00pm.

This get MARDIV_2_insigniasmtogether will focus on Urban Warfare as described in two separate chapters in Professor McManus’s bestselling book titled “GRUNTS “. The first part of the evening will highlight the experiences of two battalions from the famous US Army 1st Infantry Division aka the Big Red One in Aachen ,Germany during October 1944. FYI- the above photo is the WW2 Commander Major General Clarence R. Huebner. While other US Army units sealed off the city, these two battalions alone took the city itself though they were outnumbered at least two to one. Aachen is the westernmost city in Germany and the first to be liberated by the American Army. The 1st and 30th Infantry Divisions with elements of the 28th as well as two Armored Divisions.

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The second part of the discussion will feature the Battle of Fallujah, Iraq in 2004 fought 60 years later almost to the month, in which elements of the Big Red One fought alongside US Marines in bitter urban combat. For the grunts some things changed in that 60 years and some did not. As always there were many American Heroes in both battles.

There will be bottled water and snacks available as well as a fully stocked cash bar. If you need directions please check the Post website or you are welcome to call me. The program fee is $35 payable on your arrival. We look forward to another interesting and informative meeting.

Sincerely,
Stuart Hartzell

View the original bulletin –> The Battle of Aachen and the Battle of Fallujah Original Bulletin


Meeting Notice for December 12, 2012 – “Alamo in the Ardennes”

“Alamo in the Ardennes” 

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Date:   Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Time:   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Venue:  American Legion Post #397

Greetings and welcome:

We look forward to having you with us for our next Military History Round Table get together and discussion group. Our group leader will again be Author and Historian Professor John McManus.

The subject of this meeting will be the Battle of the Bulge which began on December 16, 1944 and was the largest battle ever fought and won by the United States Army. Dr. McManus will introduce the subject and give us a brief overview of the battle as well as the life and times of MG Anthony “Nuts” McAuliffe DC of the 101 ABN Division – The Screaming Eagles. John has written a book about the battle titled – Alamo in the Ardennes.

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There is no planned meal service for this event. Complimentary coffee, bottled water and a selection of snacks will be available. The Post offers a fully stocked cash bar and a selection of snacks. We’ve scheduled this meeting at the recommendation of our MHR member in good standing Dan Krack.

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The Post building is located a few blocks east of the intersection of 270 and Olive Blvd. Proceed east on Olive to New Ballas. Turn left on New Ballas and then left again at the first stop sign. The program fee is $35.00 payable on arrival. Please make your check payable to the Military History Round Table. We look forward to seeing you on December 12th.

Regards,
Stuart Hartzell

View the original bulletin –> “Alamo in the Ardennes” Original Meeting Notice