Midland Business Alliance
Tuesday Tribute:Gray Gorton (95) Pearl Harbor, Kamikazies & Me
Name: Tuesday Tribute:Gray Gorton (95) Pearl Harbor, Kamikazies & Me
Date: February 12, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
The day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Gray Gorton set off for the U.S. Navy offices in Houston. Five years later, he found himself amid a battle for his life in the Pacific Ocean with Japanese kamikaze pilots. One plane splashed down so close to his ship, that it covered the crew with water and shrapnel. Thankful that the pilot had poor aim, Gorton will share more about that story, and more. He was born in New Orleans, raised in Cuba, and has lived in Midland for the last 51 years. Tuesday, February 12– 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. – $5 Part of our annual Yes We Can! program, Tuesday Tributes offer an opportunity to hear from an array of fascinating octogenarians who will share stories about their lives, their creative process, and their adventures. Enjoy lively conversation, tea, treats, and time for Q&A. Most tributes are led by Carol Speltz. Please let us know you are coming.