Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Mohegan Veterans Invited To Mashantucket Reservation This Saturday

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Mohegan military veterans are invited to join other Native American veterans on the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation this Saturday.

The event is to acknowledge the contributions of all members of the armed services as Veteran's Day approaches. The event will take place in the Gathering Space at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

"The event is honoring Billy Bob Walkabout, Cherokee, one of the most highly decorated soldiers of the Vietnam War. We have asked his widow, Juanita Walkabout to be the keynote and speak about his life as a man and as a soldier," according to Trudy Richmond, director of public programs for the museum. Juanita Walkabout is Mohegan.

To ensure that a seat is reserved, leave a message with your name and branch of service at 860-396-6862 or email Trudy at TRichmond@mptn.org.

Also, feel free to contact Mohegan Veteran Bill Donehey at wdonehey@yahoo.com or at Bill's cell phone 860-861-6137 with questions about transportation or directions.