Memories of War in the South Pacific with WWII Veteran Dan Silkiss; Sat. January 9th, 2-3 PM

IMG_7618WWII veteran Dan Silkiss shares stories of his time on “Ship and Gun Crews” in the South Pacific. As head chief of gun crews on U.S tankers delivering aviation fuel and on cargo ships transporting goods, Japanese prisoners and repatriated people, Dan sailed the waters of Australia, Papua and Dutch New Guinea as well as the Phillipines. A sergeant in command of gun crews ships including the S.S.Karsik and the M.S. Janssens he was injured in a Japanese attack then recovered in an Australian hospital. Remarkable photographs accompany Dan’s talk. We would like to extend a special invitation to our local Lopez Island veterans to attend (from any theater or in any role/time-frame in the Armed Forces) In the Lopez Island Library Community Room.  Coffee, tea and cookies will be provided.