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Please click on the link below for a telephone town hall interview with Colonel Dick Cole and Major Tom Griffin of the Doolittle Raiders, and Jim Roberts, President of the AVC. This was done at the AVC’s 15th Annual Conference. https://www.americanveteranscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/Doolittle-Raiders-Conference-Call.mp3 https://www.americanveteranscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/Doolittle-Raiders-Conference-Call.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

 
 

Letter from Clarence R. Saccardi, Esq, of Fairfax, Virginia a survivor of E Company 2nd Battalion, 345th Infantry, dated October 5, 1991 to James Hugh Powers Dear Mr. Powers: I recently saw your name in the September, 1991 edition of the Golden Acorn, the 87th…

 
 

We are sad to learn of the passing of our friend and hero, Thomas Griffin, Navigator on Plane 9 during the legendary Doolittle Raid, April 18, 1942. Tom would later be shot down over North Africa in 1943, spending the rest of the war in a German POW camp. Pictured below, Tom is honored by Miami University President David Hodge in 2012 (also pictured, American Veterans Center Program Director Wes…

 
 

American Veterans Center President Jim Roberts (L) presents a package of video and audio veterans oral histories to Bob Patrick, director of the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress. The AVC was named a “founding partner” by the library. “We value our excellent relationship with the Library of Congress,” Roberts stated , “and are proud…

 
 

      Mark your calendars for Monday, May 27 to come to Washington for this year’s parade, or tune in to watch the television broadcast from home.  Visitwww.nationalmemorialdayparade.com for details!

 
 

One of the heroes of the Battle of Midway,  died on February 3, 2013. Col. Muri was a long-time friend of the American Veterans Center and was the recipient of the AVC’s Jimmy Doolittle Award  in 2004. Following is a statement about Col. Muri written by AVC  president James Roberts. The statement was read at Muri’s…

 
 

Inaugural broadcast of the 2012 American Veterans Center Awards Gala    

 
 

Among trailblazers and pioneers, there exist a common trait of dogged determination and and agressiveness that propel them to success despite the challenges they face.  These qualities are certainly present in Chew-Een Lee, a hero and pioneer within the United States Marine Corps. Lee was born in 1926, growing up in Sacramento, California, the son of Chinese immigrants. Nicknamed “Kurt” by his family and friends, Lee joined the Marine Corps…

 
 

C-Span has aired 12 panels so far from our 15th Annual Conference: The Greatest Generation: The War in Europe The Doolittle Raid When the Cold War Turned Hot: Aerial Recon During the Cuban Missile Crisis General Colin Powell The Montford Point Marines The Battle of Midway The Greatest Generation: The Pacific General Richard Myers The Korean War 0th Anniversary Discussion: In the Shadow of the…

 
 

Dear Visitors and Friends of the American Veterans Center: All of my adult life I have been an admirer of Winston Churchill. I regard him as one of the greatest leaders in human history, and a magnificent orator who, as John F. Kennedy said, “mobilized the English language and sent it into battle”  during…