Native Kansan Ronald Mastin grew up in Beloit, graduated from the University of Kansas, and was commissioned a second lieutenant through the Air Force ROTC. While flying his 34th combat mission on January 16, 1967, Mastin was forced to eject over North Vietnam and was taken as a prisoner of war. He spent 2,239 days in captivity including years at the “Hanoi Hilton.” Captain Mastin was finally released during Operation Homecoming on March 4, 1973. He now lives in Georgia. We are proud to bring this decorated Vietnam veteran home for this program.
“Let us all never forget that we live in the most wonderful country in the world, that we defend freedoms which most people the world over can't even realize…”
Lieutenant Colonel Ronald Mastin
Join us for this special Museum After Hours program series, 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 8. The programs complement the Kansas Museum of History's special exhibit, Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes, and honor the 100th anniversary of World War I.
The Museum will be open until 6:30 p.m., admission is half price after 5 p.m. The Museum Store will also be open until 6:30 p.m.