Minden Press-Herald

Sep 19th

Return to Pearl Harbor


Event scheduled for Monday, February 13

A Night At The Museum will take event-goers back in time as they return to Pearl Harbor with World War II veteran Jack Holman.

The Dorcheat Historical Association Museum will hold its first "Night at the Museum" for the 2012 series Monday, February 13.

Holman will speak at the museum about the Pacific Theater of Operations and Pearl Harbor.

Holman spent his childhood and teen-age years in Macon, Mississippi. His family owned a 100 acre farm located three blocks from downtown, and bordering the Noxubee River on two sides.

Holman and his childhood friends spent many hours on the river doing what boys do best, swimming, fishing and hunting squirrels, rabbits and quail, camping out and riding horses.

Then the world changed for them. The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The United States declared war, and the rest is history. Holman spent nearly three years in the U.S. Navy in the American, European, and Pacific Theaters of War.

January 1, 1972 was the day Holman and wife, Miekie came to Minden, after he was transferred to the area with the Boy Scouts of America. He retired from that organization after 26 years.

The Holmans liked Minden so much, they decided to call it home.

Recently, the College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri, chose Holman to return to Pearl Harbor with four other veterans and share memories of the war with 10 college students.

The tour lasted 11 days.

"What a tour!" Holman said. He was also honored, to be part of a group of Louisiana World War II veterans that were treated to a day trip to Washington with the "Louisiana Honor Air" program.

Museum events will be held in the Media/Learning room at the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum, 116 Pearl Street.

Museum doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with first-come, first-served seating.

The program begins at 6 p.m.; admission is free with potluck desserts and snacks welcome.

For more information, contact Schelley Brown Francis at 377-3002 or visit www.museuminminden. blogspot.com.

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