Talk on Mount Beacon Eight

Author to discuss crashes

David Rocco, an expert on the eight Navy men who lost their lives in two crashes on Mount Beacon in 1935 and 1945, will speak at the Putnam History Museum at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 29.

Rocco, a project manager for the Mount Beacon Fire Tower restoration, is co-author of The Indestructible Man, a biography of Cmdr. Dixie Kiefer, one of the men who died. The lecture is free for museum members and $5 otherwise.

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