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

 

On November 6, 2013 Desert Storm veteran, Mr. Cuccurullo, special education teacher in social studies and language arts, Mr. Mason, science teacher, Mr. Wronko, social studies teacher, and Mr. Williams, 5th grade teacher and veteran, along with Mr. Wronko’s students, Michael Witherspoon Jr., Kanasia Taylor, Khiya Mullings, Civinsky Labord, Anthony Michael Hicks, Deyonna Carter, and Kiarra Carpenter had an assembly for veterans from World War II, the Korean War…

 
 

Mr. George Watson Sr.: Legendary Tuskegee Airman. On September 21, 2013, the Tuskegee Airmen Motorcycle Club honored an original Tuskegee Airmen, Mr. George Watson Sr. This event was held at the VFW post in Asbury Park NJ. The members of the Tuskegee Airmen Motorcycle Club are Mr. Harry Bray, President, Mr. Lee Williams, Vice President, Mr. Jimmy Hoffman, Chaplin, Mr. Gilbert Davis, Sergeant at Arms, Ms. Kim Montgomery, Business Manager,…

 
 

  Interview of Charles O’Neil, Tec 5 3rd Infantry Division, 15th Regiment, Company I, 2nd Platoon

 
 

5th Grade Enrichment: Why we truly celebrate the 4th of July. On July 3, 2013, Mr. Wronko’s fifth grade enrichment class was treated with a special presentation from well known World War II veteran Lou Parisi. During this presentation Lou Parisi did a remarkable job in giving the students background information about current events in World History, Geography, and Education. He also spoke about his own experiences serving the United States during World…

 
 

  During a rainy afternoon in Ashbury Park, 5th grade enrichment students, Jaheem Saunders, Osbaldo Rojas, Omar Oseguera, and Tymere Bolden, were very persistent of getting to Brian Boyce’s, also known as Major B, World War II Museum located at the Harold Daley Veterans of Foreign Wars post. These students along with their teacher Mr. Wronko walked through heavy rain to finally reach this destination. Regardless of being soaked, Major Boyce…

 
 

In 1959, I was given TAD orders to inspect contract buoyes on the Kuskokwim River in Alaska. I was stationed on the Coast Guard cutter Clover, a 180 foot buoy tender-ice breaker, home ported at Adak, Alaska, one of the Aleutian Islands and a Naval Air Station. It was my first assignment after OCS. I was flown by a USCG airplane 1,043 miles from Adak to Kodiak, then by another…

 
 

Introduction: My parents were separated by two countries. My mother was in Fascist Italy. My father was in America. They were separated for approximately fifteen years. My brother’s name was Giuliano Quiliano. He chose to fight for America during World War II. When he was drafted, he was assigned to the amphibious 77th Infantry Division of the US Marine Corps. Ernie Pyle, the beloved journalist of the GI’s was killed in…

 
 

This poem was written to honor my husband, Lt. Donald L. Jacobs. Don was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming. When he was drafted he became a Navy pilot, training in Pensacola. He was assigned to Korea. However, the poem should also honor the many pilots who have flown, survived, lost their lives or became missing in action. The movie “The Bridges at Toko-Ri” is very close to being accurate. Any number of…

 
 

The R. Grant Van Orsdol Story   These photographs are from the actions of the 382nd 96th Infantry Division Deadeyes at Leyte and Okinawa. My grandfather TSgt R. Grant Van Orsdol (Bronze Star, Purple Heart) fought at  Leyte ad Okinawa. As a large man, standing som 6’6′ at 260 pounds he was assigned to BAR. However, his company was devastated at Leyte, where he was field commissioned to Segeant. He…