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3755 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77046 

Thursday December 14, 2023
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GERRY K. GROGIN, INTERVIEWED BY RICK OLSEN 
A regular ol’ Aggie who is lucky he didn’t get his rear shot off in W.W.II

 

On December14, the Rotary Club of Houston is honored to present our 97-year-young Gerry Grogin, interviewed by fellow Rotarian, Rick Olsen. The program committee decided to feature Gerry while he is still young and able to remember significant events from his colorful life.

 Gerry and Rick will converse about Gerry’s life and times aided by Gerry’s best friends, Melvin Maltz, class of 47, who will also offer some observations about an Aggie friendship that has spanned 80 years.

You won’t want to miss this “once in a lifetime” opportunity to hear Gerry, and Rick aided by Melvin,  in discussion about Gerry’s ancestors who came from Russia and Poland, how three of Gerry’s ancestors died at the Alamo, how Gerry enlisted in the U.S. Army at 16 and served in the Pacific during W.W.II, you will also hear about the famed Aggie Muster on Corregidor Island  April 21, 1946 and why Gerry is thankful for the Atom bomb and the G.I. Bill.  You will also learn why Gerry has been called Aggie Royalty. Finally, you will hear about Gerry’s sixty-year love for The Rotary Club of Houston.

 Please invite your friends to this incredibly special event in our club’s history.

Joe Colangelo
Program Committee