Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Art Gottlieb will talk about the Korean War. Initially described as a “police action” in reaction to North Korea’s invasion of South Korea on June 25, 1950, the Korean War was an undeclared military action, the first authorized by the United Nations. Often referred to as the “Forgotten War,” this still unresolved conflict saw Seoul change hands no less than four times before the signing of a contentious armistice on July 27, 1953. Art served as a professional curator of naval history and technical director of exhibits at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. He has worked with veterans of all services creating exhibits accurately and illustrating the history of 20th-century warfare. He has helped recover scores of artifacts from warships slated for demolition. He coordinates with all branches of the armed services to preserve historic ships, aircraft and armor from around the world. Art also serves as a counselor and certified senior advisor in Norwalk. He uses his professional talents to address the needs of aging veterans and their families and offers pro bono counseling services to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. He served as an auxiliary officer of the United States Coast Guard for 17 years and, for four years, was commander of Flotilla 7-w, 1st District (Southern Region), Sector Long Island Sound North.
Arranged by Tom Lom