Photo of USTDC courtesy of Les Duffin

Thursday, December 16, 2010

American Footsteps in Taiwan Exhibition

The "American Footsteps in Taiwan" exhibition will open at the National Central Library in Taipei on Friday, December 17th and continue through Monday, January 24th.  President Ma Ying-jeou will make opening remarks, as will Mr. William A. Stanton, Director of the Taipei Office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT).   Mrs. Patricia Linder, wife of Rear Admiral James Linder, will also speak at the opening ceremony on Friday.  Admiral Linder was the last Commander of the U.S. Taiwan Defense Command.

The exhibit contains information and artifacts of the American presence in Taiwan from 1950 until 1979.  Several Taiwan veterans, including readers of this blog, have provided a number of items that are on display.  LTC Scott Ellinger has worked very hard on the military cooperation section of the exhibit and has expressed his gratitude to all those who helped make it possible.

As I receive more information, videos or photographs, I'll pass them along.  A copy of the pamphlet from the exhibition appears below.

1 comment:

titojohn said...

Great stuff, Don! I'm looking forward to seeing more of this exhibition. Thanks to you and Scott.