Casual, “no-host” (pay your own meal) lunch in Beaumont for any Alumni or parents in the Beaumont area. No RSVP necessary- Just look for us wearing Navy gear at the restaurant.
Friday July 9, 11:30
Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp: 5555 Calder Ave. Beaumont, TX
We don’t normally meet in June, but it turned out to be a good idea to add the lunch to our schedule last week. It’s always nice to see so many of our regular attendees as well as a number of new faces. Based on the reactions and questions, Bill Prom’s (Class of ’09) presentation on expeditionary shipbuilding during the War of 1812 went well. We’ll let you know when the next events are scheduled. We hope to see you then.
- Friday June 4: 11:30-13:00
- Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen
- $30 Non-members; Members $5 off with code
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“A Warfare of Dockyards”: Expeditious Shipbuilding in the War of 1812. Lunch & presentation with William Prom ‘09, writer & historian.
During the War of 1812, two self-taught American shipbuilders, the brothers Adam and Noah Brown, made everything from gunboats to ships of the line for the U.S. Navy—including the most successful privateers, the sloop of war Peacock, and the first steam-powered warship, Demologos. However, their most impressive work occurred in the wilderness around the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain. The presentation will illustrate some of their impressive feats and provide insight into current debates about raising and maintaining our modern navy.
William Prom commissioned into the Marine Corps after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2009 with a B.S. in History. In the Marine Corps, he served as an artillery officer for 5th Battalion, 11th Marines at Camp Pendleton, CA. He deployed to the Helmand province of Afghanistan in 2012 as a HIMARS Fire Direction Officer and on the 13th MEU in 2013-2014 as the BLT 1/4 Fire Support Officer and Fire Support Coordinator. William left the Marine Corps in 2014 and now works as a writer for CareerPro Global. His freelance work generally focuses on early U.S. Naval history and can be found in Naval History, CIMSEC, Real Clear Defense, and elsewhere.
TxGC MEMBERS ALWAYS GET $5 OFF!
- TxGC Members, use the discount code, provided via email, at check out
- Attendance limited to meet COVID protocols