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Lunch with the History People

When: Thursday, July 19, 2018, from noon – 1 PM

Who: For 37 years, Brigadier General (Bvt) Ronald Hein (Ret) served as an Armor Officer in the Minnesota Army National Guard. During his service, he received several awards including the Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Legion of Merit and Order of St. George. In December 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General (Bvt). Ron is extensively involved in the St. Louis County Historical Society, serving as the Project Manager of the Erie Mining History Project, Treasurer of the St. Louis County Historical Society’s Board of Governors and a member of the Veterans Memorial Hall Advisory Committee.

What: Ron will examine the “Evolution of United States Military Tanks.” His lecture follows the evolution of the U.S. Army tank from World War I , when it was first implemented, through the modern day tanks that are currently used. According to Ron, “The evolution was very slow until after World War II, when the military leadership finally understood the value of tanks on the battlefield.”

Where: The event will be held in the Ruth Maney Room on the first floor of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot), at 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, Minnesota.

There will be limited theater-style seating (no tables), but feel free to bring your own bag lunch. Seating is first-come, first-served (no reservations). Admittance to this event is free to the public. ARCO coffee is provided.

For more information, contact Julie Bolos at 218-733-7568 or

During any presentation, the views and findings expressed are solely that of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the position or opinion of the St. Louis County Historical Society, its board or staff.

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