Eaker Air Force Base: Reflections on a Cold War

The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences launches the 2023–24 season of the Pryor Center Presents lecture series at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, with "Eaker Air Force Base: Reflections on the Cold War."

Blytheville Air Force Base, located in Blytheville, Arkansas, opened in 1942 and was renamed Eaker Air Force Base in 1988. This presentation will highlight the conversion of the decommissioned base into the National Cold War Center.

Dr. Randall Woods, Distinguished Professor in the Fulbright College Department of History, will interview former Army Chaplain Col. Robert Certain, who was stationed at Blytheville Air Force Base in the early 1970s. Certain will talk about his experiences as a POW at the Hanoi Hilton.

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