News - March 17, 2010

World War II aviator saluted at Foothill

M. Jean Harman of Menlo Park, who recently received a Congressional Gold Medal for her service as a pilot during World War II, will be a featured guest at an Authors Series program Tuesday, March 16, at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.

Ms. Harman was a member of the WASP, the elite wartime corps of female pilots who served on the home front.

The program also will showcase Margit Liesche, author of "Hollywood Buzz," her second novel in the Pucci Lewis World War II home front mystery series.

The addition to the author's discussion, there will be a question-and-answer session with Ms. Harman, who grew up wanting to be a pilot after seeing Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh while visiting relatives in Southern California.

For her WASP service, she received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor given by Congress, in a ceremony on Capital Hill on March 10.

The Foothill program runs from noon to 1 p.m. at the CampusCenter Lounge (Room 2313).

Admission is free and the public is invited.

Go to for more information, including on parking on the campus at 12345 El Monte Road in Los Altos Hills.


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