Guy Louis Gabaldon was a United States Marine who, at age 18, captured or persuaded to surrender over 1,300 Japanese soldiers and civilians during the battles for Saipan and Tinian islands in 1944 during World War II.
Presented by Professor Greg Robinson, a native New Yorker, is Professor of History at l’Université du Québec À Montréal, a French-language institution in Montreal, Canada, and a researcher at the University’s Center for United States Studies and Chaire de Recherche sur Immigration, Ethnicité et Citoyenneté. A specialist in North American Ethnic Studies and U.S. Political History, Robinson teaches courses on African American history, Twentieth-Century US Foreign Policy, American Immigration History, and visible minorities/racial groups, among others. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from New York University, and a B.A. in History and French Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania. Catherine Ladnier will also share her personal childhood friendship with the ‘Pied Piper’ , Mr Gabadon. Through his influence she was introduced to the experience of Japanese Americans. Years later she discovered letters written by a young women from the Internment Camps. The poignancy of these letters were turned into plays by Ms. Ladnier
The movie ‘Hell to Eternity’ will follow
Movie Hell to Eternity to follow at 3:00 pm.