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August 3, 2015


For Immediate Release

Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540

(888) 942-3742



Iberia Parish Convention 

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"WWII in the Gulf of Mexico" History Talk 
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JEANERETTE, La.--- The Jeanerette Museum is hosting a history talk by C. J. Christ, military historian and author of "World War II in the Gulf of Mexico: Documenting a War Close to Our Shores."  


Christ, a tireless researcher and acknowledged authority on German U-boats, will lead a talk on his research at 6 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 23, 2015 at the museum located at 500 E. Main St. in Jeanerette. 


Christ has published hundreds of articles and regularly lectures on military issues as he has over the past 30 years. He will discuss his years of research as he searched for the German submarine U-166 in the Gulf of Mexico. 


Christ began his search for U-boat 166 in 1967 after hearing stories about a sunken German vessel just offshore in shallow water. After numerous diving expeditions, interviews with witnesses and research of official records, he was able to correct the record on who sunk the submarine. Christ was recently recognized by the Secretary of the Navy and the former Chief of Naval Operations for this achievement.  


A U.S. Air Force veteran, Christ served a tour flying B-29s over North Korea before earning an English degree from McNeese State University. He founded Houma Aviation and is the President of the Regional Military Museum in Houma, La. 


Christ has been featured in several documentaries, including WWLTV (New Orleans), WVUETV (New Orleans), WCBS TV (Dallas), the History Channel, NOVA, and ZDF Public Television in Munich, Germany. 


Seating may be limited for this free program suitable for an adult audience. A book signing will follow the event. 


For more information on this free program, contact the Jeanerette Museum Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 337-276-4408, visit their webpage at JeaneretteMuseum.com; email jeanerettemuseum@yahoo.com or like them on Facebook.



C.J. Christ 
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The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center located at 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia.


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