The Theodore Roblee Story   Page 52 The Pilot ordered us to jettison all loose equipment to reduce weight. I gathered my flak jacket, steel helmet and the ammunition for my guns and threw them out of the front hatch. The crew did likewise. When I returned to my seat, looked up and saw my first jet, just after I had discarded my ammunition. I announced on the intercom, “German jet, eleven o’clock…

 
 

Blue and Gray circle patch – 29th Infantry Division, “Blue and Gray” Triangle Patch – 2nd Armored Division, known as “Hell on Wheels” Green with Red #1 patch – 1st Army Division, famous as “Big Red One” Blue Patch – US Army D -Day Amphibious & Engineering    

 
 

 Ernest W. Rossi — World War II Army Combat Veteran 1941-1945   Ernest Rossi’s Story, From his notes and conversations in his 89th and 90th years to a Vietnam veteran… I was 17 and working as an outside Bank Messenger in New York City in 1941. We all knew that the war in Europe was not going well, especially for the Brits. I wanted to join and serve so I stopped…

 
 

 WWII Tokyo Raider  – Lt. Edgar McElroy Excerpts from a story by Perry Giles with contribution by Rick McElroy Born and raised in Ennis, Texas, I developed a love for airplanes from an early age – often imagining the freedom of flying my own plane.  As a young man during the turbulent times prior to WWII, I felt our country would soon be drawn into war and made the decision to…

 
 

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

 
 

  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…

 
 

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…

 
 

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…

 
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