Saturday, January 20
War Dogs of the Pacific
Home of Karen and Michael Ioffredo, 7806 Falstaff Road, McLean, VA 22102
Time: 7:30 PM social half-hour; 8 PM meeting
Program: “War Dogs of the Pacific,” a film directed by Harris Done, tells the incredible story of the Marine dog platoons of World War II. It’s a heart-warming exploration of the unique bond that formed between the young Marines and their dogs. They teamed up to perform dangerous missions, and their success at finding the hidden enemy saved countless lives in the Pacific. These dogs proved themselves worthy of the title, ‘Man’s Best Friend.’ Filled with tales of devotion, bravery, and sacrifice, the story is told by the dog handlers themselves. The film follows the men and their dogs through training and into combat, from the invasion of Guam, to operations on Saipan, Okinawa and Iwo Jima. The film is filled with exciting historical footage and many never before seen photos.
FROM THE CAPITAL BELTWAY COMING FROM MARYLAND exit LEFT onto 267/ I- 66 EAST (Exit 45B). Take the “McLean” Exit (2nd right) onto Rt 123. Get into left lane quickly, and turn left at next light onto Lewinsville Road (it’s Great Falls Rd. on right). Get into the left lane, go over the Capital Beltway, and look for Falstaff Road on your left (at entrance to the Hamlet development). Turn left onto Falstaff, and follow it past Romeo Court. We’re on the right at 7806, our house is in back of two other houses on a deep pipestem driveway 7804 and 7808. You may have to park on the street and walk in.
FROM THE BELTWAY COMING FROM THE SOUTH, exit at Route 123 East (Dolly Madison Boulevard), McLean (Exit 46B). This is the next exit after the two Route 7 exits. Watch carefully, there have been modifications to this exit! Follow Dolly Madison to Lewinsville Road on the left (it’s Great Falls Rd. on the right). Get into the far left turn lane and stay in that lane, following the directions as above.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: If a snow emergency or other severe weather alert is called, the meeting will be cancelled! An email and web site alert will be sent if there is time. If unsure of meeting status, call meeting hosts or board member before leaving.