Events & Programs

13th Annual Veterans Remembrance Dinner

December 7, 2017

Doors open at 5 p.m.

 

“Finding Loren: Preserving the Legacy of 1st Lt. Loren E. Hintz”

The evening honors 1st Lt. Loren E. Hintz, an aviator in the Italian Campaign who made the ultimate sacrifice just days from victory in Europe {VE Day}.  Duluth native Hans Wronka, Lt. Hintz’s grandson, embarked on an epic journey with his family, as well as a team of Italian WWII aviation enthusiasts and archaeologists (Archeologi dell’Aria), to decipher military records, maps, and statements to confidently identify the crash site of Lt. Hintz’s P-47 Thunderbolt. Italian community members and landowners supported an excavation of Lt. Hintz’s crash site in late July 2016, 71 years after his death.  Wronka will be sharing his family story and will display historical artifacts relevant to the story of his grandfather, a true American hero. 

Tickets are $35 per person.  For dinner reservations, call 218.733.7586.

Held at the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center {the Depot} 506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth, MN

 

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