PALMDALE – The Palmdale City Library will host a free presentation by World War II veteran and hero Adolph Martinez.
The event starts at 12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Library, located at 700 East Palmdale Boulevard.
A resident of the Antelope Valley, Martinez served as a paratrooper in the European theater during WWII.
A veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, he was captured behind enemy lines. He escaped a POW camp and made his way back to freedom.
“You won’t want to miss hearing his amazing story,” said City Librarian Thomas Vose. “This is an opportunity to meet and hear from a war hero from the ‘Greatest Generation.’”
Martinez’s face was chosen for one of the statues in the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
For more information on the free presentation featuring Martinez, call the Palmdale City Library at 661-267-5600 or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/library.