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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Author Mark R. Ellenbarger Appearing in Watauga

Join the Watauga Public Library (7109 Whitley Road) as we welcome Mark R. Ellenbarger for a free presentation on Thursday, October 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Ellenbarger’s new book, Drawing Fire: a Pawnee, Artist, and Thunderbird in World War II details the life and art of Brummett Echohawk.

In 1940 Brummett Echohawk, an eighteen-year-old Pawnee boy, joined the Oklahoma National Guard. Within three years his unit, a tough collection of depression era cowboys, farmers, and more than a thousand Native Americans, would land in Europe-there to distinguish themselves as, in the words of General George Patton, “one of the best, if not the best division, in the history of American arms.” During his service with the 45th Infantry, the vaunted Thunderbirds, Echohawk used the talent he had acquired at Pawnee boarding school to document the conflict in dozens of annotated sketches. The book includes many reproductions of Echohawk’s battlefield artwork.

This event is free, and all are welcome! Call 817.514.5865 for more information.

More about Mark R. Ellenbarger:  

Mark Ellenbarger is retired after a long career in the aviation/aerospace field. Ellenbarger has made Fort Worth his home where he lives with his German Shepherd Rocko who entertains all who visit.

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