WESTON/WESTPORT, Conn. — Military historian Arthur Gottlieb will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Y’s Men of Westport/Weston.
The next meeting will be March 17 at the Congregational Church at 245 Post Road East, Westport.
Gottlieb is a local historian with an expertise on political and military history. He was formerly a professional curator of naval history and the technical director of exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City.
In these roles, he worked regularly with veterans of all services toward the creation of exhibits accurately illustrating the history of 20th-century warfare.
From 1989 through 1997, Gottlieb coordinated with all branches of the armed services and National Guard in the preservation of historic ships, aircraft and armor from around the world. He has facilitated the recovery of scores of artifacts from warships slated for demolition from reserve fleets.
For the past 11 years, Gottlieb has been reaching out and helping the growing needs of aging veterans and their families. He does so in his private practice as a counselor and certified senior adviser in Norwalk. He is also a field instructor for Sacred Heart University, and he offers pro-bono counseling services to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Gottlieb served as an auxiliary officer of the U.S. Coast Guard for 17 years and for four years was Commander of Flotilla 7-2, 1st District (Southern Region), Sector Long Island Sound North.
The Y's Men of Westport/Weston is an organization of retired and semi-retired men with a continued interest in activity, fellowship, learning and community service. Those interested in attending Gottlieb’s presentation and learning more about the Y's Men should contact John Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also access our website.
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