Coffee and Conversation

Coffee and Conversation

9-11am the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month and special events


8 August – Special Event; 50th Anniversary, Beginning of the Viet Nam War and Coffee and Conversation

Tom MacKenzie – our speaker, served two tours in Vietnam, as a Commander of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, and later, as Senior Advisor of the 18th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Tom retired in August of 1982 as a Lt. Colonel after a 22 year career in the US Army.

As part of our 50th Anniversary Viet Nam War Event, (11:00AM – 3:00PM) we will follow our morning Coffee and Conversation with exhibits and displays of original material, equipment, and weapons from the Viet Nam war era, provided by The Association of Living History, a military re-enactor group from Denver. The Colorado Military Vehicle Collectors will have military vehicles on display. Displays will highlight and celebrate all branches of the service. 

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15 August – John Bole – Sergeant First Class John Bole has served with the Marine Corps, the Colorado National Guard, the Navy Reserve and currently on active duty with the Army as a combat engineer, serving as a platoon sergeant with the 588th Engineer Battalion at Ft. Carson.  He deployed to Iraq three times, once to Bosnia. John has returned from a deployment in Korea and will speak to us about his recent experiences.

22 August – Brad Beeler – Brad served with the 102nd Infantry (The Ozark) Division during WWII.  The Division arrived in Cherbourg, France  in September of 1944 and participated in the major assaults along the Netherlands-German border.

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29 August – George Gay – George served with the 20th Armored Division, during WWII and was involved with the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp.

If you know of someone who would love to share their military experience, please contact the museum with the person’s name and contact information and we will contact them for availability in our schedule.

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