Library to host talk on two naval battlesThe Jonesborough Library has scheduled a program to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the World War II Battles of Coral Sea and Midway.
The program will be held, Monday, June 25, at 6 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.
Dr. Ronnie Day will talk about the two naval engagements. They were significant battles in the Pacific theater during the months of May and June of 1942.
The Coral Sea was the first in which carriers played a significant role. The Battle of Midway was a major turning point in the war.
Day was a professor in the East Tennessee State University history department from 1968 until his retirement in 2005.
He first went to the South Pacific in 1989 to look over the area described in Elizabethton war correspondent Mack Morriss’ diary.
Since then, his research has centered on the war in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Jonesborough Library at 753-1800.