Join us for a fascinating Hangar talk with Ted Edwards, noted historian and author of the riveting biography, Seven At Santa Cruz, The Life of Fighter Ace Stanley “Swede” Vejtasa.
The book details how Stanley “Swede” Vejtasa became a World War II naval hero, flying heroic missions during the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Battle of Santa Cruz, where he single-handedly shot down two Japanese dive-bombers and five torpedo bombers attacking the USS Enterprise.
He was rightly recommended for the Medal of Honor, which Admiral Thomas Kinkaid denied.
Hangar Talk | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Hangar 37, Theater
Meet & Greet | 2:45 – 3:15 p.m. | Hangar 37
Thank you for joining us to learn about the distinguished naval career of this American war hero.