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A Hero of Two Nations

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Lourdes University Lifelong Learning presents a lecture – A Hero of Two Nations on Friday, June 18 from 10 to 11 am at the Franciscan Center. The event is free to all. Doors open at 9 am so please come early to socialize! Alternatively, you may attend online. For a link to join the lecture via Zoom, please visit

A Hero of Two Nations

A native of Muskegon, Michigan, Joe Beyrle had a typical small town upbringing until World War II changed the world. Hear about his role in D-day, escapes from POW camps, and eventual work with a Russian tank group. This is an incredible story of a young man thought to be the only American soldier to have served with both the United States Army and the Soviet Red Army in World War II.

Our speaker is from the USS Silversides Submarine Museum which aims to honor the men and women of the military, preserve military history, and provide experiences that educate the public about past and present military history and technology. The speaker will join us via Zoom from Muskegon, Michigan.

The Lifelong Learning Monthly Lecture Series aims to bring outstanding speakers to the community. Though Lifelong Learning has a long tradition of speakers coming to the Lourdes campus, this summer speakers will join via Zoom; however individuals can attend the Zoom meeting at the Franciscan Center or via Zoom.


June 18
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Franciscan Center
6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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