- This event has passed.
All Service Club Luncheon
October 15 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday, October 15th, 11: 45 a.m.
Doors Open at 11:15 a.m.
$18 in advance, $20 at the door
New Yamboree Event Center
181 Bob Glaze Rd, Gilmer, TX
Abby Stewart, Chairman
Jeff Gusky is an American emergency physician, explorer, photographer, and television host, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated cum laude in 1982 from the University of Washington School of Medicine and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Honor Medical Society, and a Fellow of The American College of Emergency Physicians. Gusky currently resides and practices emergency medicine in Dallas, Texas.
In 1995, Gusky’s life was changed when he became the first fine art photographer allowed to go behind the former Iron Curtain and document a Hidden World of the Holocaust and discovered the remnants of modern genocide hidden in plain sight during the communist era. He had discovered the Nazi concentration camp, Plazow. The actual location of the story “Schindler’s List”. His findings and photographs of a series of underground cities adjacent to the former front-line World War I trenches along the Western Front in France were featured in National Geographic Magazine in 2014. To this day, he is haunted by the aftermath of such findings and has committed his life to help people across the globe to acquire situational awareness of how modern life dehumanizes people and how entire societies can be transformed into weapons of mass destruction using “The Formula”, Myth Amplified By Media To Incite Rage In Crowds For Power. “Gusky forms intimate bonds with complete strangers, helping to guide patients and their families on a journey through darkness to light and always towards hope.” is how LensCulture Magazine described the link between Gusky’s mission as an explorer and his mission as an emergency physician.
Currently, Gusky’s discoveries and photographs of the only surviving trace of an African American combat unit, “Black Devils” are now featured in a new exhibition, “We Return Fighting, The African American Experience in World War I” at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The Smithsonian’s chief curator, Rex Ellis states “Gusky’s discovery isn’t just a fascinating part of history. The message of the Black Devils is more relevant today than ever, considering all the racial tensions that still exist. They were a unit of soldiers who saw themselves as visionaries, not victims, and they believed in America long before America believed in them.”