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Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice

November 29, 2018

[New York Times bestselling author Adam Makos and the late Captain Thomas J. Hudner, USN (Retired), a Medal of Honor recipient and USS Constitution Museum Overseer.]


Join New York Times bestselling author Adam Makos as he tells the inspirational story of the U.S. Navy’s most famous aviator duo, Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, and the Marines they fought to defend. A white New Englander from the country-club scene, Tom passed up Harvard University to fly fighters for his country. An African American sharecropper’s son from Mississippi, Jesse became the Navy’s first black carrier pilot, defending a nation that wouldn’t even serve him in a bar. During his talk, Adam will read an excerpt from his book. A reception and book signing will follow.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

6:00 PM – Lecture

7:00 PM – Reception & Book Signing

USS Constitution Museum | Charlestown Navy Yard

Hailed as “a masterful storyteller” by the Associated Press, Adam Makos is the author of the New York Times bestseller A Higher Call, and the critically-acclaimed Devotion. Inspired by his grandfathers’ service, Adam chronicles the stories of American veterans in his trademark fusion of intense human drama and fast-paced military action, securing his place “in the top ranks of military writers,” according to the Los Angeles Times. In the course of his research, Adam has flown a WWII bomber, accompanied a Special Forces raid in Iraq, and journeyed into North Korea in search of an MIA American airman.

Hosted & Sponsored By

USS Thomas Hudner Commissioning Committee & USS Constitution Museum

An official event of the commissioning festivities for the

USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116)

This is a members event. Not a member? Join today!

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Brian Miskell at by November 21.

Copies of Devotion are available for purchase in the USS Constitution Museum Store and online.

Questions? Please contact the USS Thomas Hudner Commissioning Committee at


Date: November 29, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm


USS THOMAS HUDNER Commissioning Committee and USS Constitution Museum


USS Constitution Museum

Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, MA 02129

Phone: 617-426-1812