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Chatham Community Library to Host Program On "Ships Named NORTH CAROLINA"

Post Date:05/13/2019 11:52 AM

Chatham Community Library will host Colonel Sion Harrington's program on the “Ships Named NORTH CAROLINA” on Thursday, May 23, 2019, in the Holmes Meeting Room at 6:30pm. This program will cover the five warships that have borne the State’s name; Ship-of-the-Line (1823), the Confederate Ram (1863), the Armored Cruiser (ACR-12), the Battleship (1941), and currently, the nuclear submarine SSN777.

Lieutenant Colonel Sion H. Harrington III, United States Army (Retired), spent nearly four decades in the military, which included duty with the 82nd Airborne Division; XVIII Airborne Corps; 1st Special Operations Command (Airborne); the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command; as well as, hostile fire area deployments to Grenada and Bosnia.  Colonel Harrington dedicated his final working years to the collection and preservation of North Carolina military history as the Military Collection Archivist for the State Archives of North Carolina, retiring in 2011.

Colonel Harrington’s presentation honors the men and women of North Carolina who have served in the military in defense of their state and nation. For more information, contact the library at (919) 545-8084.

This event is free and open to the public and made possible with funding from the Friends of the Chatham Community Library.




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