Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series

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Carlisle, PA 17013
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Join us on Wednesday, February 15, at 6:30 EST as the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) kicks off our Spring 2023 Perspective Lecture Series by featuring local author and Penn State – Altoona Assistant Teaching Professor Mr. Jared Frederick.

In this lecture, Professor Frederick draws on his books, Fierce Valor: The True Story of Ronald Speirs and his Band of Brothers and Hang Tough, The WWII Letter and Artifacts of Major Dick Winters to develop a complex portrait of Speirs and Winters through their abilities to successfully command and lead soldiers. Major Dick Winters, from New Holland and Palmyra, PA, was a member of the 101st Airborne Division who gained international acclaim when the tales of him and his men were depicted in the celebrated book and miniseries Band of Brothers. Speirs was an iconic commander of Easy Company during WWII whose courage in three foreign conflicts was matched only by his devotion to duty. The lecture is the first of four spring lectures on the theme of “Leadership” designed to educate USAWC students and the general public.

Frederick is a Civil War and WWII reenactor. He currently serves as an Instructor of History, specializing in various realms of American History – including the Civil War, Pennsylvania History, WWII, Film, and the 1960s. Please visit the website listed below for additional information about the author.

The event is free and open to the public. You may also participate in this lecture via live stream at Online viewers can also join in the Q/A portion of the event by submitting questions via email at, or direct message the USAHEC Facebook Page at

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