Paul Villa presents “Bruce Van Voorhis and the Navy in Nevada” on Saturday, September 2 at 2 p.m. This presentation is part of the First Saturday lecture series, where the Sparks Museum presents free programming 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month.
The presentation will discuss Nevada’s only Medal of Honor recipient, Bruce Van Voorhis of Fallon. Fallon Naval Air Station is named for Voorhis, and Villa will explain how he came to be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously in WWII, and why the Navy still matters to Nevada.
Paul Villa is a professor at Truckee Meadows Community College.