Andrew Lam, MD, will speak at an Instant Issues Brown Bag Lunch event on The Most Decorated Unit in U.S. Military History: Writing Repentance and exploring the remarkable history of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at noon in the third floor Community Room, The MassLive Building at 1350 Main Street, in downtown Springfield. You can register online here.
Andrew Lam is the award-winning author of three books. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post. Born in Philadelphia and raised in central Illinois, he graduated summa cum laude in history from Yale University, where he studied military history and U.S.-East Asian relations. He then attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by specialty training in ophthalmology and retina surgery.
Repentance is a historical novel based on the exploits of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a group of Nisei soldiers who fought valiantly in Europe during World War II while many had families incarcerated at home in internment camps. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
Valet parking is now provided by the MassLive Building. Rates are $2 for the first 20 minutes, $4 for 20 minutes to 2 hours, and $2 per each additional hour. The parking station is on City Hall Place, around the corner from Court Street, between City Hall and 1350 Main Street. Currently the Council does not validate parking.
The Instant Issues series is generously sponsored by Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Greenfield Savings Bank, & Sir Speedy
Special thanks to NAI Plotkin and 1350 Main Street LLC.