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National Museum of the American Sailor Hosts “Codebreaker and the POW” Lecture

National Museum of the American Sailor Hosts “Codebreaker and the POW” Lecture

Story by Tricia Runzel on 08/21/2019

Great Lakes, IL – Are you familiar with the term “Codebreaker”? The sneak attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s base at Pearl Harbor compelled the United States to enter World War II. Codebreakers were essential to victories of a number of battles during this time. In 1942, LT Charles Baugh became a Navy codebreaker while his father, Richmond Baugh, endured 2.5 years in a Japanese POW camp. Please join the National Museum of the American Sailor on Saturday, October 12th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm as the daughter of LT Charles Baugh, L. Sue Baugh, recounts the newly uncovered story of her family’s legacy in World War II and the heroic work of military and civilian codebreakers. L. Sue Baugh is an award-winning writer and speaker on topics related to history, science, and traditional cultures. This program is most appropriate for an adult audience, but youth are welcome to attend with an adult. This event is open and free to the public.

The Museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the United States Navy’s Enlisted Sailor for the benefit of the U.S. Navy and the people of the United States. The museum is located at 2531 Sheridan Road and is adjacent to Gate 1 at Naval Station Great Lakes. Please call (847) 688-3154 or email NMAS.FCT@Navy.mil for more information. For additional information about the National Museum of the American Sailor, please visit www.history.navy.mil/nmas.
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