Pryor Center Presents 'Eaker Air Force Base: Reflections on the Cold War'

Pryor Center at University of Arkansas

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The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences launched the 2023-24 season of the Pryor Center Presents lecture series on Thursday, Sept. 28, with "Eaker Air Force Base: Reflections on the Cold War."

Blytheville Air Force Base, located in Blytheville, Arkansas, opened in 1942 and was renamed Eaker Air Force Base in 1988. This presentation highlighted the conversion of the decommissioned base into the National Cold War Center.

Randall Woods, Distinguished Professor in the Fulbright College Department of History, interviewed former Army Chaplain Col. Robert Certain, who was stationed at Blytheville Air Force Base in the early 1970s. Col. Certain talked about his experiences as a POW at the Hanoi Hilton.

A link to the presentation can be found here.