World War II veteran Kent Ross, Dodge City, will speak at the Barton County Historical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 23 at the museum.
At the beginning of World War II, Ross was a young man living in Satanta, in Haskell County. Following high school graduation and a year of farming, he was drafted into the Army in 1944. His army life began as a guard at the Nuremburg Trials in Germany. He will share experiences and answer questions concerning this historic period.
Ross and his wife Marie have five children and five grandchildren. Kent and Marie are retired and spend some time at the local senior center as well as volunteering at their church.
The Barton County Museum is located at 85 South U.S. 281, just south of the Arkansas River bridge. Director Beverly Komarek said the public is invited and encouraged to attend. The meeting will take place in the Ray Schulz Research Library in the main museum.