'Crossen Combat Chronicles' featured at program

The Norwalk Public Library will host Chip Heyl and Sue (Crossen) McCreery at this month's "Meet the Author" program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. McCreery found the notes and letters of her father, Lt. Col. John R. Crossen, taken from July 4, 1943 to June 29, 1945 while he was in the Philippines. McCreery shared the notes with Heyl, her former Norwalk High School classmate, and together they compiled a detailed history of the 135th Field Artillery Battalion complete with photos and illustrations from World War II. McCreery said this is one of only a few published histories of artillerymen from the Pacific Theater, especially of commanding officers.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

The Norwalk Public Library will host Chip Heyl and Sue (Crossen) McCreery at this month's "Meet the Author" program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

McCreery found the notes and letters of her father, Lt. Col. John R. Crossen, taken from July 4, 1943 to June 29, 1945 while he was in the Philippines.

McCreery shared the notes with Heyl, her former Norwalk High School classmate, and together they compiled a detailed history of the 135th Field Artillery Battalion complete with photos and illustrations from World War II.

McCreery said this is one of only a few published histories of artillerymen from the Pacific Theater, especially of commanding officers.

The presentation will include Powerpoint slides and include mention of the 37th Infantry Division, a National Guard Unit from Ohio.

Library Director Martin Haffey and the authors have invited veterans from the local VFW, American Legion and veteran's office to attend and participate in the program.

The authors have copies of the "Chronicles" to sign and sell after the program.

Heyl is a physical education professor at Northern Virginia Community College in Loudoun, Va. He has written about golf and enjoys military history.

McCreery and her husband, Ron, are Milan residents. She is retired from Bowling Green State University Firelands.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Haffey at (419) 668-6063 or McCreery at (419) 499-2214.

Comments

Betty (Anonymous)

This sounds like an interesting program. Thanks for the heads up. I'll be there.