Ms. Kerr is the Supervising Criminalist in the DNA section of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Crime Laboratory,
where she supervises 36 crime analysts.
With 17 years of CSI experience, Ms. Kerr has consulted no television series including CSI: Las Vegas, and various scripted series.
She has appeared as an on camera expert in news and documentary series such as New Detectives and 48 Hours.
Ms. Kerr will share fascinating information about various cases,
and we will be informed of the various methods used in DNA and CSI investigations including polygraph testing, toxicology,
finger print testing, arson investigation, trace evidence, and even ‘clandestine evidence.’
Ms. Kerr was last a guest speaker in 2010 at the invitation of Jim Heaton.
The membership is excited to learn the scientific and technological advances that have occurred in the last seven years.
Ladies Night -
Jay Foonberg - The Battle of Iwo Jima
The Least Reproduced Photograph in the History of The World. - Jay Foonberg with The Adventurers’ Club Flag March 12, 2008
March 12, 2008 On Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan.
Aging Marine Corps Veteran to Jay Foonberg.
“If I die climbing this hill, please tell my wife, I died a Marine.”
I asked myself: Why not; “Tell Her I loved her” or something similar?
Why use his last breath, possibly wanted his last words, to be “I died a Marine?”
March 18, 2009
March 12, 2008
Off The Beaten Path
The Most Reproduced Photograph in The History of The World, The United States Flag Raising on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, February 23, 1945
The Battle For Iwo Jima-The Untold Story.
The truth about the flag raising.
Why Iwo Jima is so far off the beaten path that more Americans climb Mt. Everest every year than Mt. Suribachi. I have been there twice.
How the bloodiest battle in U.S. History saved millions of American and Japanese lives.
The roles of William Randolph Hearst and Douglas MacArthur, thousands of miles from the battle.
Why it cost 7,000 U.S. lives to capture 6 sq. miles.
Why the invasion fleet and landing force for Iwo Jima, 6 sq. miles, was larger than the invasion fleet for Normandy and the entire European continent.
Why a battle estimated to last 3-5 days lasted 7 weeks.
How the Code of the Samurai, and the concepts of Bushido and the Shinto religion influenced the battle.
How the difference between Jihadist suicide bombers and the Kamikazes resulted in diplomatic action by Japan.
Why the U.S. Marine Corps code of Semper Fidelity was superior to the Code of the Samurai.
The program is a tribute to Roy Roush #864,
who fought in the Pacific in WW2 at Guadal Canal, Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian, giving him and others the recognition they have earned.
This program is continuing education credit for Marine Corps Officers.
For the past decade and a half, Jim Dorsey, (# 1081) has visited some of the most remote peoples on earth.
In his work as a travel writer, he has not only made the world aware that such people exist, but has given voice to many that have no written language.
In tonight’s presentation you will travel by camel and elephant, meet stone-age hunter/gatherers, desert nomads, hermit monks, heavily armed tribesmen,
and witness mystical ceremonies of shamanism and voodoo.
Jim has written two books, and published 450 essays and articles about his travels.
He has written for Lonely Planet, The BBC, United Airlines, Christian Science Monitor,
Los Angeles Times, and Colliers, to name just a few publications.
He is a fellow of the Explorer’s Club, and former Vice President and Director of the Adventurers’ Club who named him
"Adventurer of the Year" in 2009.
Cosmonauts Walking to their Soyuz Rocket at Baikonurz
Ever wondered what the training facilities and primary launch site of the Russia space program are like?
In September 2016, Rich Abele, #1172, will be traveling to Russia to participate in
an exclusive tour inside Russia’s space program sites.
He will tour the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City (near Moscow),
the premier training facility for Russian cosmonauts and foreign astronauts.
Next he will explore the MIR Space Station simulator,
visit the Soyuz-TMA integrated simulator and the International Space Station (ISS) mock-up,
learn how the crews acquire the skills to walk in space, and tour the Star City Museum, which contains space vehicles,
simulators, space suits and a reproduction of Yuri Gagarin’s office.
Raising a Rocket at Baikonur, Kazakhstan
After touring Moscow’s Space Exploration Museum,
his tour group will travel on a special flight to the Baikonur Cosmodrome located
on the steppe of Kazakhstan to witness and participate in a rocket launch to the ISS.
They will witness the roll-out of the Soyuz rocket,
follow it to the launch pad and view the raising of the rocket together with the press,
military personnel, cosmonauts and their relatives.
Rich will meet the cosmonaut crew at a press conference and be able to ask questions of the ISS crew.
Tours of the extensive launch facility will also be taken.
On launch day Rich’s group will visit the Buran hangar where the rockets are assembled
and tour the Energia and Proton launch pads.
Finally, he will witness the actual launch of the cosmonauts aboard the Soyuz space vehicle as it blasts off
to the ISS.
Then it is onto the Mission Control Center to watch the satellite feed of the Soyuz docking.
Don’t forget to make a dinner reservation and invite your friends.
This is a presentation on an exotic subject that you will not want to miss.
Rollout of the Soyuz Spacecraft
Rich Abele is former aerospace executive and retired Captain in the US Navy.
His passion is world travel and exploration.
He has traveled to all seven continents at least five times, been to both the North and South Pole,
and has visited over 170 countries.
Other noteworthy adventures include a transit through the Northwest Passage,
treks around the Swiss Alps, the Torres del Paine Circuit, the Huayhuash Circuit,
mountaineering in Nepal and northern India, Patagonia, the Atlas Mountains, and multiple trips to Antarctica.
He has spoken to the Club on 3 other occasions with adventures about
searching for a sunken submarine and his trips to both Poles.
He currently resides in San Pedro where he spends most of his time volunteering about the museum battleship IOWA.
Russian and American Cosmonauts
Russian Cosmonaut Launch
Gatthe Yuri Gagar in Cosmonaut Training Center, StarCity, Moscow