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Christy Fisher Speaks to Wausaukee Students

Issue Date: October 25, 2018

On Oct. 5th and 6th the community of Wausaukee was blessed to have Christy Fisher from GEaR (Global Exploration and Recovery) to come and speak to several groups of students at the school, as well as community members.

She is part of the team that has been on a mission to locate a downed plane from WWII on Greenland. There were three men aboard the missing plane (Grumman Duck) John Pritchard, Ben Bottoms and Loren Howarth (Wausaukee native)

Fisher worked with three different age levels at the school. 4th-6th grade, The Junior High and the High School. She told the story of the "Duck Hunt" and the current mission to locate the fallen heros. Embedded into her talk were the ideals of what it takes to be a hero, the value of perseverance, and dedication to the task at hand. She also brainstormed different ideas about how to find the men as well as some survival techniques that they would have used in that dire situation.

On Saturday, Fisher joined up with The Friends of the Library to give two talks about the the story of what happened to a local hero. Each session was well attended and very informative.

The story can be found in the book Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff.

The community of Wausaukee will be forever grateful for the time and resources that Christy Fisher and GEaR provided to bring this story home. If you are at all inclined to send a donation to GEaR no amount is too small.

Fisher lives near Seattle and GEaR is based out of Anchorage, Alaska.


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