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Hemenway to discuss World War II combat experiences at Cape Coral Historical Society meeting Nov. 12

November 1, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The regular monthly meeting of the Cape Coral Historical Society will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Cultural Park Theatre, 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral.

The guest speaker will be Robert Hemenway, USN 1943-1946. He will speak on various World War II combat experiences - his own and those of his fellow comrades in arms. These stories will include the tale of a Dutch PT boat captain whose boat was sunk and he became a POW.

He will speak of the very early years in the fight against the German U boats, when all they had were small sailboats to send against the Germans, while the crew had to keep chipping ice from the rigging to prevent capsizing.

Learn of another friend who was captured and forced into hard labor making bombs in a factory, and stories from the USS Indianapolis and swimming with the sharks.

Hemenway lives in North Fort Myers and has been married 61 years. He dances at the Senior Center here in Cape Coral and believes in living his fullest 'til the good Lord calls him home.

Everyone is invited, no admission fee, no reservations required. Call 772-7037 for further information.

 
 

 

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