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11/28/2011  WWII Remembrances of D-Day Sicily, through the Eyes and Camera of Bentley Kassal '33

Decorated war hero Judge Bentley Kassal shares his experiences during WWII, through personal photographs and narration. Judge Kassal, current litigation counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom & Associates, is a former Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court. At 94, he shares his powerful memories and photographs as well as his insights concerning the current military campaign in Afghanistan.

There is no charge for this program. To attend, please contact Martha Cohen Stine at or (212) 512-0810. This event is located at 42 West 44th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues on Monday, November 28th, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

Judge Kassal is a member of the class of 1933. He is also a member of the Townsend Harris Hall of Fame. On June 5, 2009, he received the French Legion of Honor Medal from the French Defense Minister Herve Morin at Les Invalides in Paris with a ceremony at Colleville-sur-Mer (Omaha Beach) Normandy where he and his wife were photographed with President and Michele Obama on June 6, 2009.