E-T Staff Report

Tarleton State University has invited three World War II veterans to speak about their wartime experiences on Wednesday. The presentation will take place at 2:30 p.m. in room 115 of the Hydrology Building, which is located just north of the Business Administration Building on the Stephenville campus.

World War II was a global conflict that involved all the major industrial nations and many others. Beginning in 1939 with the German invasion of Poland, the war lasted for six years. During this time more than 70 million people, the majority of which were civilians, lost their lives.

In their presentations, the veterans will discuss their induction into the armed forces, their travel to duty stations and their actual experiences once they arrived at the conflict. Each individual had different duty, so the discussions will vary considerably among the speakers.

This program is co-sponsored by the Social Sciences department, the W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas and 100.7 FM “The Planet” student radio.

Free parking is available to off-campus guests for the event in any available un-numbered spaces in either of the lots nearest to the Hydrology Building on the southwest side of the campus.

For more information,  call the university at (254) 968-1886.