Old Bridge, NJ –  Nov. 21, 2019 – The Old Bridge Public Library will host a presentation by Steve Snyder, author of the award-winning bookShot Down” on Wednesday, December 4th at 7pm.

 The winner of 20 national book awards, Shot Down details the full and complete story of the

B-17 Flying Fortress Susan Ruth and its heroic crew. Snyder shares the story of his father, Lieutenant Howard Snyder, and the Susan Ruth crew, providing in-depth details about many aspects of World War II few understand including the training before heading to foreign soil; the underground and resistance; German atrocities toward captured crew and civilians, and the creation and dedication of the monument to the Susan Ruth and its crew located in Macquenoise, Belgium in 1989.

The book details the lives and roles of the ten crew members, including Joseph Musial, a former Laurence Harbor resident and nephew to baseball legend Stan Musial. The event is being sponsored by the Old Bridge Library Board, the Mayor’s Office and the Madison-Old Bridge Township Historical Society. A question and answer session will follow the presentation, and copies of the book will be available for sale.

The Old Bridge Public Library has consistently been voted one of the three Best Public Libraries in Middlesex County by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information about this and other Library programs is available at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.


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