Loweth, Gerald

Gerald Loweth came to us courtesy of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, where he has been a featured speaker. Gerald continues to teach at University of Toronto’s Trinity College.

Gerald brought a different perspective to Crestwood’s interviews. As an American, growing up in New Jersey against the backdrop of the Great Depression and war, Gerald was able to look into the American point of view, touching on both the European and Pacific conflicts. When Gerald was drafted the war was nearing its conclusion, but he went through all the training and was deployed to the Pacific, finding himself on Okinawa when the atomic bombs ended the war. Gerald was then in the army of occupation before returning to the U.S.

In April 2012, Gerald spoke to Mr. Masters’ American History 11 class, and then sat down for an interview with Sarah Mainprize and Antony Cook.