Photo courtesy of the Cold War Museum
The Berlin Blockade occurred between 1948 and 1949.
Years later — in 1961 — a second blockade was attempted by the Soviet Union, according to a release from the Cold War Museum.
A team worked together, secretly, for endless weeks as they tried to prevent it.
The story will be shared during a program on March 15.
Hosted by the Cold War Museum and Old Bust Head Brewing Company, the event will feature Colonel G. H. “Hork” Dimon (USAF, retired).
The presentation, “In the Shadows: The Secret, Intense Struggle to Mount a Second Berlin Airlift in 1961,” begins at 2 p.m. at the brewery, 7134 Farm Station Road in Vint Hill.
Dimon graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy as an Air Force 2nd Lieutenant in 1952.
He has a master’s in engineering and a master’s of business.
In addition to flying the United States’ first jet fighter-interceptor and first fighter plane that had rockets, Dimon was a strategic warfare analyst.
Dimon is a Manassas Rotary Club member and Past President as well as former Vice Chairman for the Manassas Airport Commission.
Tickets are available for $35 on eventbrite. Any available at the door will be $45.
Anyone unable to attend the program can purchase a ticket online and watch a video of it by reaching out to Cold War Museum Executive Director Jason Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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