Veterans to Share Experiences at SCF Venice

(Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 29, 2015) – Korean War veteran Tom “Skip” Hannon and Iraq War veteran Nadine Noky will give a presentation 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Nov. 18, at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, building 800, Selby Room.

The veterans will speak on their experiences in the U.S. military and highlight points of view of two different U.S. conflicts.

Hannon, author of “Land of the Morning Calm,” served in the U.S. Army in Korea from April 1952 to May 1953. A recipient of the Purple Heart, Hannon also was named Veteran of the Year in 2012 by his fellow veterans in Manatee County for his work with veterans associations and for sharing his story with area students.

Noky served 5 years in the Army and was trained as an Air Traffic Control system repairer. She spent time as an Army Heliport Operations clerk in Baghdad and served a stint as an assistant to the Criminal Investigation Command at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga.

Noky has gained notoriety as the founder of Lady Brigade, which designs and makes apparel for female veterans. She’s been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, MSNBC and BuzzFeed, and is in the current issue of Biz(941). She’s also fostering a community for women veterans in Venice and was instrumental in organizing the first statewide conference of women who served in the military in Sarasota in April.

Sponsored by the History/Political Science Club at SCF, the event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Michael Rogers at 941-408-1485 or email Reservations are not required. Seating is first-come, first-served.

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