Sunday, February 20, 2011

Jan Herman - Tuesday, March 15th - Chief Historian of The Navy Medical Department 7pm

Our Next program at the Milburn Library, Tuesday March 15th, 7 to 9 pm, will feature Jan Herman, Chief Historian of the Navy Medical Department, and editor of its prestigious journal Navy Medicine.

Prepared to heal and comfort our sailors, the medical men and women of the U.S. Navy are a critical element of our fighting force. The stories of the naval medical personnel highlight how important they are to the operation of our navy.

Jan Herman will tell the story of the role the Navy medical team played at Normandy on June 6, 1944, later at Iwo Jima, and Okinawa in the Pacific campaign, and also the latest conflicts in Iraq, and Afghanistan.

He will trace the history of the Navy Medical team and describe the latest medical advances used to treat our wounded fighting men and women.