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November 12, 2018
6:30 PM
Community Room
805 1st St East
Independence, IA 50644
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Hero Among Us

Monday, November 12, 2018

Watch this documentary about a WWII veteran from Vinton, Iowa with Director/producer Brent Watkins.

Hero Among Us tells the story of two individuals: 93-year-old World War II veteran John Gualtier and 90-year-old Holocaust survivor Martin Weiss. Join us at the Independence Public Library at 6:30 pm for a screening of this story from producer/director Brent Watkins. Vinton native Gualtier served as a medic and saw intense combat during WWII.

In the documentary he relates his firsthand account as a liberator of a concentration camp located in Gunskirchen Lager, Austria. The story of Weiss is told in parallel to Gualiter’s. Though they never met, Weiss was interred at the same camp as the one Sgt. Gualtier’s unit liberated. Both men found healing through the power of their stories. Free and open to the public, Brent Watkins will be on hand to show the documentary in the Community Room. Popcorn will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

For more information, contact the library at 319-334-2470 or