Submitted stories and first hand oral accounts as told by American veterans

 

The Story of Leon F. Hesser March 17, 2018 In 2007, I was one of three veterans of WWII who were asked to meet with a class who were studying the literature of war at Hodges University in Naples, FL. One had been with the Flying Tigers in the China, Burma, India theatre, one had served in the Battle of…

 
 

Major General Patrick Henry Brady The story of Patrick Henry Brady and his missions flying as a dust-off helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. His acts of valor would earn him the Medal of Honor. Narration by Liam Neeson. This piece was featured in the AVC’s Veterans Day television special, American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes. Learn more about the program

 
 

The Heroes of Midway The victory at The Battle of Midway has been called “the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare.” Listen to the story of how this epic battle turned the tide of World War II, as told by Tom Cruise. This story is part of the AVC’s Emmy-winning television special, American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes. Learn more…

 
 

Franklin Thomas Goodson, From Ensign to Lieutenant Sr. Grade, January 1945 – September 1955 To my Dad, Thank you for your service To our country and for Your example of a Life lived pleasing to God,   With love, Appreciation, and Great admiration, Kathryn Goodson Cunningham   Journal written by Frank T. Goodson During his service in World War II Pictures and organized by Kathryn Goodson Cunningham                 U.S. NAVY TOUR OF DUTY PACIFIC ACTION WORLD WAR II JANUARY THROUGH JUNE, 1945 F.T. GOODSON January 1:  Today, New Year’s…

 
 

The Enola Gay and I World War II Veteran Clyde Reedy was among the men aboard the Enola Gay, the historic plane which carried the bomb that decimated Hiroshima. Below is a speech he gave reflecting on his experience, sent to the AVC by his dear friend and fraternity brother John Dill, Jr.

 
 

  Just recently, there were two Ghana sessions for Veterans of Foreign Wars, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. For the morning session Lou Parisi, WWII veteran, and Wilbur V. Martin, a paratrooper during the Vietnam War, attended. This morning session began with Ms. Friedman’s chorus singing the National Anthem to honor all veterans. After the singing of the National Anthem, Mr. Wronko’s students gave a power point presentation that consisted of the Meaning of Veterans…

 
 

On May 27, 2016 the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School students along with Mr. Wronko invited National Guard veteran and current fifth grade teacher for the Barack Obama Elementary School, Kevin Williams, to attend a special Memorial Day Ghana session. This session began with Ms. Friedman and her chorus singing America The Beautiful. From there Kevin Williams spoke to the students from Ghana and the Dr. Martin Luther…

 
 

  GHANA SESSION: MEMORIAL DAY PART ONE On May 26, 2016 the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School students along with Mr. Wronko invited veteran of foreign wars Lou Parisi to attend a special Memorial Day Ghana session. The session began with Ms. Friedman and her chorus singing God Bless America. From there Mr. Wronko’s students did numerous presentations on the meaning of Memorial Day, World War One, the Battle…

 
 

Eric Wiesenhutter – World War II Story Eric Wiesenhutter was inducted in the United States Army on August 21, 1941. He was first assigned to Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, but would eventually be sent overseas to England after America’s entrance into war. He and his comrades would land on Utah Beach two weeks after D-Day. Read his…

 
 

Students from Ghana meet with Military Veterans On April 29,…

 
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