Event DetailsRocklin - The Sierra College Friends of the Library will present a lecture by Louis Conter, Pearl Harbor survivor from the U.S.S. Arizona on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 7 PM in the Multipurpose Center (Building N-12) on the Sierra College-Nevada County Campus in Grass Valley.
The lecture will be in the Multipurpose Center on the Sierra College-Nevada County Campus at 7 PM. Sierra College NCC is located at 250 Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley. The public is invited and a general admission donation of $5 is suggested. Seniors and Students are $3. Seating is limited and is first come, first served. The doors will open at 6:30 PM. All proceeds benefit the programs of the Sierra College Friends of the Library.
Louis Conter is recognized as a world renowned keynote speaker, veteran's advocate and education philanthropist, making special appearances with his wife, Val, to talk at venues about the realities of World War II and Pearl Harbor. Conter, a Nevada City resident, was only 20 years old during the infamous attacks of December 7, 1941. Conter was a quartermaster third class standing watch on the quarterdeck of the U.S.S. Arizona when Japanese bombers swarmed the skies over Oahu and attacked the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor. Out of a crew of 34 quartermasters who were on board the Arizona on December 7, 1941, Conter was the only one to survive the attack. More than 1100 officers and crewmen died on the U.S.S. Arizona on Pearl Harbor Day.
After Pearl Harbor, Conter earned his aviation wings as a Navy pilot, serving in one of the first PBY Black Cat Squadrons. Although he was shot down twice in 1943, Conter went on to enjoy a long and satisfying 23‐year naval career, retiring in 1967 as a lieutenant commander.
Parking permits are required on the Sierra College campus and may be purchased for $2 at campus parking permit dispensers.
For more information, call the Sierra College Friends of the Library at 916-660-7202.