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LECTURES: FIGHTING FOR DEMOCRACY PANEL

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Veterans Panel
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Panel Discussion
Saturday, February 7, 2009

Fighting for Democracy: The Veterans’ Perspectives

In conjunction with the exhibition Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We the People”?, the Museum hosted a panel of veterans who experienced first-hand the fight for freedom abroad and equality at home.

Panel members:

Lt. Col. Henry Cervantes, Hispanic American who piloted B-17’s in the 100th Bomb Group in Europe, 1944 – 1945

Domingo Los Banos, Filipino American who served in the Pacific with the 1st Filipino Regiment

Calvin Moret, African American pilot in the Tuskegee Airmen

Charles N. Shay, Penobscot Indian who served as a medic in the 1st Infantry Division, from D-Day to VE Day

 

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