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Forensic Detectives: Identifying America’s Fallen Heroes

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 6/4/2019
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 7:45 PM
 There are more than 1600 MIAs still unaccounted for from the Vietnam War. DNA Testing can provide closure for the families by identifying their loved ones. The story of the Unknown Vietnam Soldier is one filled with mystery, politics, and intrigue. Was he truly “Unknown”? In the early days of the Vietnam conflict, America suffered its first casualty of this war, a man destined to be MIA. Learn how detective work and state of the art testing by the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory were used to put a name to the remains of these two American Heroes.
Library: Cook Park Library    map
Location: Meeting Room
Other Information:
 Hal Tinberg earned his BA Degree and Ph.D. Degrees (Zoology) from UCLA (biochemistry and cell biology). He did his postdoctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley and Penn State University

Dr. Tinberg was a Research and Development Manager at a Fortune 100 Company in the Chicago area for 17 years, developing next generation Medical Diagnostic Devices. Dr. Tinberg also conducted training sessions for domestic and international sales and marketing personnel and delivered technical presentations at National Customer Meetings.

In 2007, he developed a Forensic Science series that would demonstrate how this technology can be used to solve not only baffling crimes but also enduring historical mysteries. He has presented lectures on Forensics and DNA Testing on cruise ships around the world (over 80 voyages) and to both public and private adult enrichment institutions in the Chicago area.
Presenter: Dr. Hal Tinberg
Status: Closed
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  • Attendee MUST give 24 HOUR cancellation notice. This allows time to notify others on the waiting list.