Memoirs of David Fagen

Monday, February 3

1:00 p.m.

Rand Darrow, a long time friend of the MPL, will present his one-man play based on the book Turncoat Hero, by Phillip W. Hoffman, the remarkable story of David Fagen, an African-American “Buffalo Soldier” from Tampa, Florida, who was first sent to fight in the Spanish-American War in Cuba, and later shipped off to combat in the Philippine-American War. In the Philippines, Fagen and his comrades were ordered to help win America’s objective of conquering and ruling the island country by brute force. Six months later, Fagen defecting and joining the Philippine Revolutionary Army, where he was assigned to train and then lead Filipino guerrillas in raids against American forces. His successes earn him the notoriety of becoming America’s most hated traitor of the war, while simultaneously emerging as a much-loved and respected Filipino hero.

There is no charge for this program, and no need to register. We’ll meet in the Community Room. We hope you can join us!

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