CDR Everett AlvarezKansas City, Mo. – September 27, 2011 - Commander (CDR) Everett Alvarez (Ret.), the first Navy pilot shot down in the Vietnam War, will speak on his experiences as a Prisoner of War (POW) at the National Naval Aviation Museum on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. This event is sponsored by Grantham University.

What:"A Conversation with CDR Everett Alvarez Jr., USN (Ret.): the first Navy Pilot shot down over North Vietnam and held POW for 8 ½ Years," will relate the story of CDR Alvarez’s capture, brutal treatment and repatriation after nearly nine years of captivity.

Who: Commander Everett Alvarez, Jr. (Ret.), a member of the Board of Governors for Grantham University, a distinguished Naval officer and government executive. Recipient of the Silver Star, two Legions of Merit, two Bronze Stars, the Distinguished Flying Cross and two Purple Heart Medals.

Where: National Naval Aviation Museum, Flight Deck, 1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, Fl.

When: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Saturday, October 22, 2011

Additional information: Following the presentation, CDR Alvarez will hold a signing at the National Naval Aviation Museum Store for his book, Chained Eagle. This event is open to anyone who would like to attend.