POSTPONED: Bucks Honors Vets with ‘Heroes and History of the Medal of Honor’

Monday, November 14, 2022 at 1:13 PM

Herb Kaufman
Last updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 3:54 PM

The following event has been postponed. Please check back for a new date soon.

Bucks County Community College invites the public to a special presentation of “Under Heavy Fire: The Heroes and History of the Medal of Honor.” This event, orginally schedueld for November 15, has been postponed and will be rescheduled soon.

Historian Herb Kaufman takes you through the creation of this distinctive recognition of military valor, and tells the stories of several of the more than 3,500 esteemed group of American heroes.

“This presentation brings alive the history of these courageous recipients,” noted Kaufman, “including the train ride that started it all, the soldier too young to serve, the only woman recipient, and the only soldier to be considered for three Medals of Honor.”

Kaufman has been a teacher, lecturer and living historian for more than 20 years. He is a founding faculty member of the Civil War Institute and History Institute at Manor College, and a history instructor at Camden County College. He also teaches history courses for adults at Gratz College, Katz JCC of Cherry Hill, and Golden Slipper GEMS Senior Classes on the Main Line and Bucks County. Kaufman earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Temple University.

Kevin Antoine, the college’s Associate Vice President for Community & Government Relations and Chief DEI Officer, said it’s vital that we remember the sacrifices that veterans have made for our freedom.

“Veterans take an oath to defend the United States Constitution, even if it means sacrificing life and limb,” said Antoine, a former U.S. Air Force captain. “Now more than ever, it’s important to learn more about these courageous Americans.”

The live presentation takes place in the Library Learning Studio on the Newtown Campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa., 18940, where there is ample free parking. The Library’s main entrance is located inside the Gateway Center building.

The event is sponsored by the college’s Office of Community & Government Relations and DEI Programs, as well as the Newtown Human Relations Commission. To learn more, contact Jean Dolan at or 215-968-8094.


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