February 2017 meetings

john-macdonald

The above picture is from our Jan 20th luncheon with  Maj John MacDonald’s first of a two part series on his experiences growing up as one of 6 kids in a Christian Missionary Family in the Philippines.  In Friday’s presentation John shared details of his families 7 month crusade to evade and hide from the Japanese Army after December 8 1941.  With pictures and stories, John held us spellbound as ‘we’ shared  his experiences and fear.  The presentation ended with the family’s capture and internment in Manila.   The story continues at the February 17th Luncheon as John will conclude the story of his family’s 3 yr struggle as prisoners of the Japanese. 

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to a scheduling conflict with a large conference at the Doubletree on Friday, 17 Feb, our third Friday of the month Luncheon, we have to move our Luncheon to Friday, 24 February. Our speaker will again be MAJ (USAF Ret) John MacDonald discussing part two of his time as a POW of the Japanese in the Philippines. We  apologize for the inconvenience

 

The Western Montana Military Officers Association Social Hour  with “There I Was”  presentation by Holly Swartz, wife of COL Gary Swartz USA Ret  “Effective Family Support Programs”    The Social Hour will be at the Doubletree Hotel in Missoula, Friday evening  10 February  beginning at 6:00pm.

Hors d’ oeuvres and No host bar.  Current (active, reserve and Guard), former and retired Officers and Warrant Officers of the U.S. Armed Forces and USPHS are welcome

The Western Montana Military Officers Association monthly luncheon with the second of two presentations by  Major John MacDonald USAF Ret “A Prisonr of the Japanese in WW II”.  The luncheon will take place at the Doubletree Hotel in Missoula, Friday afternoon 24 February beginning at 11:30.

Current (active, reserve and Guard), former and retired Officers and Warrant Officers of the U.S. Armed Forces and USPHS are welcome.

 

The Western Montana Military Officers Association Challenge Coin is now available

$10.00 

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