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"Sunday @ 2"
Booksigning with Jack Doerty

The Tulare Historical Museum's "Sunday @ 2" program at 2 pm on September 18 will honor our nation's veterans. We will also dedicate our new flagpole, sponsored by the Tulare Amvets.

The speaker will be W.L. "Jack" Doerty, author of the book "Korean Prisoner of War Story: Freedom is not Free." Doerty, a 1945 graduate of Tulare Union High School, was a first lieutenant and F-80 fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He was captured in 1951 and was a prisoner of war in Korea for 28 months. Members of Doerty's class, the TUHS Class of 1945, donated funds to underwrite the printing of his book, with all proceeds going to the museum. Copies are available for $25 each in the museum gift shop.

As a side issue, Jack is married to Tex Rankin's youngest daughter, Carolyn, and it was she who urged him to write his story for their children and grandchildren.

 

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