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Bona-fide Torrance-based, non-profit groups may submit events to be included in the Torrance citywide calendar pending approval. The City of Torrance Citywide Calendar System Administrator (Office of Cable and Community Relations) is responsible for determining which events are appropriate for posting and then approving a calendar entry. The administrator also has the capability to submit the event to other calendars so that your event may be posted on more than one calendar if appropriate. Events must occur within Torrance city limits to be considered for inclusion and submitted within the categories already identified within the calendar. Upon submission, the following information should be included: How To Submit

WMoF Celebrity Series: Robin Olds, an American War Hero as presented by his Daughter/Author Christina Olds

An American “aviation legend (NY Times)” Robin Olds certainly led an interesting life. Now you can hear from his daughter Christina Olds (author, “Fighter Pilot”). Robin started out like so many others (Cadet, West Point), moving up the ranks to retire as Brigadier General and Commandant of the USAF Academy in Colorado. In between is where it gets really interesting. Robin was a “Triple Ace” fighter pilot (ace equals five aerial victories) from WWII and Vietnam. He was “the” fighter pilot of the famous 1967 Vietnam "Operation Bolo". The son of Major General Robert Olds, Robin was tried and true even before war. While at West Point, Robin was a football All-American and is the only person elected to the NCAA Hall of Fame and the Aviation Hall of Fame. True to his all-American image, Robin married a Hollywood actress, Ella Raines , who starred with John Wayne and Burt Lancaster. He was a Air Force Thunderbird before there was an Air Force and before there were Thunderbirds. Robin was in the first group of the USAF’s predecessor the Army-Air Force Corp and the Thunderbird’s predecessor the 30th Aero Squadron. Come hear from Robin’s daughter the back stories and inside scoops on the fascinating heroes of our time.
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