'Boardwalk Talk' to cover the lives, legacy of four who died during World War II


The Beaches Museum and History Park will host a Boardwalk Talk Thursday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. on four Atlantic Beach men who died during World War II.

Johnny Woodhouse will share the stories about the men, including Lt. John “Jack” Ahern, a pilot who saved an English village by piloting his crippled B-17 bomber and thwarting its destruction; Staff Sgt. Bob David, a paratrooper who was part of the first combat jump in U.S. military history and a member of the first football team at Fletcher High School; Solomon Sturdivant; and Richard Bull, the son of Mayor Harcourt Bull. The lecture will also discuss the subsequent dedication of a stone memorial in their honor in 1946.

This event is free to museum members with a suggested $5 donation for non-members. For additional information, visit www.beachesmuseum.org or call (904) 241-5657.