As part of the Killingworth Library’s Author Series, Higganum author Arthur Wiknik, Jr. will host a program on Thursday, October 11 at 7pm in the Meeting Room.
Arthur Wiknik, Jr. was drafted into the US Army in 1968 at the age of 19 and served with the 101st Airborne Division in the Vietnam War. During the famous battle for Hamburger Hill, he was the first in his unit to safely reach the top during the final assault. As a community volunteer, Arthur is a founding member of the Haddam Veteran's Museum, is a 17-year member of the Haddam Memorial Day Parade Committee and is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Arthur is the author of Nam Sense, the memoir of his Vietnam War experiences. His writing credits include stories in five different Chicken Soup for the Soul books and he also had articles in Army, Soldier of Fortune, Players, North American Whitetail, Rural New England and Heading Out magazines.
In 2008, Arthur provided commentary for Lionsgate Films 20th Anniversary DVD on the making of the movie Hamburger Hill. In November of 2011 he appeared in the History Channel special Vietnam in HD and in 2012 he appeared on Discovery’s Military Channel show An Officer and a Movie with actor and host Lou Diamond Phillips.
The next author in the series is mystery writer David Handler who will speak on Monday, November 5 at 7pm in the Meeting Room.
Each event is free but space is limited. Please sign up at the library or call the library at 860-663-2000.
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