2012-06-28 / News

Local author will present slideshow

The Artillery Company of Newport will sponsor a slideshow by author and historian Walter Schroder at its headquarters on 23 Clarke St. in Newport at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 30.

Schroder will discuss the role of Rhode Island’s 243rd Coast Artillery Regiment in the defense of the state’s coastline during World War II. The talk is based on his book, “Defenses of Narragansett Bay in World War II.” A book signing will follow.

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