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RHGS Program: General Macomb

Event Type: RHGS
Date: 1/21/2020
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Description:
 Had it not been for the leadership in battle shown by Macomb Countyís namesake, might we all be English subjects now and would the U.S.A. be a footnote in history? The heroics of Detroit native Gen. Alexander Macomb are now mostly forgotten, but statues of him exist in both Detroit and Mount Clemens.

Local amateur historian Dan Heaton has researched the life and career of Gen. Macomb and even found out the story of the special Gold Medal that the U.S. Congress had struck and presented in his honor after the War of 1812. That medal remained in Macombís family until 2018! Macomb turned back a major British invasion force during the War of 1812, ensuring the future of the young American nation. Heaton is the author of three books on local military history,including a biography of Thomas Selfridge, for whom Selfridge Air National Guard Base is named. Heaton is a veteran of both the U.S. Air Force and U.S.Navy and lives in Roseville. He and his wife, Kim, are the parents of four adult children.

Location: Erin Auditorium
Other Information:
 All are welcome.
No registration required.