International speaker Guy Gruters travels to Duluth for the Gift of Love annual fundraiser for the needy.
A U.S. Air Force Captain from Minster, Ohio, Gruters flew more than 400 combat missions during the Vietnam War and has more than 30 combat awards, including two Silver Stars, two distinguished Flying Crosses, two Bronze Stars for Valor, two Purple Hearts, the POW Medal and more than 20 Air Medals.
It was his faith, however, that carried him to victory in the battle for his life. Shot down twice during the Vietnam War, he was captured the second time and spent five years and three months in communist prison camps, where he and other prisoners were tortured to the extent that only one out of 7 of them survived.
Seating capacity is limited. The location opens at 5 p.m. and the speaker begins at 6.