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Koren War Photographs on Exhibit at The Fort Lee Public Library
The Gallery at Fort Lee Public library will be displaying the personal photographs of Mr. Bob Leddy taken during the Korean War. The exhibit was rescheduled from November 2012.
Drafted into the army in October 1951, Bob Leddy went to camp Chaffee, Arkansas to complete his basic training and upon completion he was assigned to the 630-Ordinance Ammunition Company stationed in Korea. Mr. Leddy set sail from Seattle, Washington to Busan (formally spelled, Pusan) Korea then proceeded by train to Seoul from where he went by truck North to the 38th parallel and the 630-Ordinance Ammunition Company where he spent the next 15 months distributing ammunition to units. There was a lot to photograph in Korea between the military installations and the poverty of the people. The pictures tell the rest of the story. This collection of rare photographs from Mr. Leddy’s personal collection has been displayed in various libraries in Bergen County.
The Gallery is open during library hours. For more information please visit:
|Where||Fort Lee Public Library 320 Main St, Fort Lee, NJ 07024|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Everyone, Kids, Teens, Families, Seniors|
|Phone||201.592.3614 ext 4010|
More About Fort Lee Public Library
The Fort Lee Public Library is located in the Henry Hoebel Building, just across Main Street from Borough Hall. Easily accessible by public transportation with a bus stop conveniently located directly in front of the building, the library also has a large parking lot around back. Inside the two-story structure, patrons will find an exceptionally quiet and comfortable space for reading, research, studying or taking advantage of the library's free WiFi or desktop computers. Comfortable reading chairs, no shortage of cubicles and work tables - some complete with table lamps - and a friendly, helpful staff make a visit to the library a pleasant experience for anyone. On the second level are additional stacks of books, plenty of windows emitting ample daylight and an excellent view of Fort Lee in four directions. Other features include a young adult corner, an adult reading room, adult literacy aids, a conference room and a large community bulletin board. The basement level serves as a media room with periodicals and newspapers, videos, DVDs and a media reference desk as well as a small exhibition space where local artists and photographers can showcase their work. The library also hosts film screenings, author talks and other public events. Book drops are located near the front and rear entrances.