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May 14, 2018

Contact: Laura Martin
Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-5221

World War II Program Scheduled at the Oklahoma History Center

OKLAHOMA CITY — On Wednesday, June 6, the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center will hold a one-day program exploring the history of World War II from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Historian Joe Todd will speak about D-Day, women in World War II, the USS Oklahoma and share the story of “The Man Who Never Was.” The cost for the program is $45 per person and lunch is included.

Preregistration is required; please call 405-522-5225 to register. This program will be held in the Musser Learning Lab inside the Research Center, located on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma native Joe Todd served in the armed forces in Vietnam, and in Kuwait and Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. He has received numerous awards and honors including the Bronze Star, Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Purple Heart and the Vietnam Service and Presidential Unit Citation. Todd has worked at the Oklahoma Historical Society and the 45th Division Museum preserving documents and conducting oral histories. He currently volunteers at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library interviewing World War II veterans. Todd has conducted more than 1,400 interviews to date. Todd is the author of “USS Oklahoma, Remembrance of a Great Lady,” “Robert Huston: Oklahoma Rough Rider,” and numerous articles.

The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.  


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