Two Eassays for Veterans Day 2015 On November 2, 2015 Mr. Wronko, social studies teacher invited Lou Parisi, World War II veteran and Alfonse Freda, Korean War veteran, back to Asbury Park Middle School. This year the two veterans were treated to student presentations on famous battles in history. These presentations were done in Microsoft Power Point. Those presentations were as follows, the Battle of Midway (World War II), the…

 
 

St. William School in Cincinnati Ohio is in need of your help to find a listing of young soldiers who were students and served in the war. This year the St. William Bid and Buy Booth received a framed listing of Soldiers who we believe to be from WWII. There are 754 names we would like to find the families and their survivors. To celebrate the Re-Dedication of this Memorial…

 
 

Article by Fiddle Viracola Amazing happened. As the Riverside California, Navy Veteran ceremony for my brother Joseph Rocco Viracola was beginning, Marines learned he was a nephew of Marine MOH Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone. (Aunt Lena, the hero’s Marine wife is buried there). IMMEDIATEDLY Marines flooded forth and joined in…

 
 

When Ralph Nutter finished his initial combat tour–25 B-17 bombing missions over France, Belgium, and Germany–he knew he was lucky too. But it’s the sort of luck that would give some people nightmares. Nutter had been quickly promoted to group navigator, flying with Colonel Curtis LeMay, a man he greatly admired. He had been awarded commendations and a flying cross and congratulated by U.S. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. from…

 
 

Sample Questionnaire Be sure to ask questions specific to the veteran’s experiences. Your pre-interview can guide your mail interview. Keep your goals in mind: Decide what direction you want to take your documentary and what line of questioning will accomplish your objectives. Also remember that the interview most be 30 minutes or longer, and that you…

 
 

Budd Wentz and the great big whump: A World at War   Dr. William “Bud” Wentz in his Shaker…

 
 

Personal Stories WW II Veterans Party March 18, 2013 (Thomas J. Krebs died in November 2012, after attending our special WW II Veterans party September 7, 2012. After arriving in France on December 9, 1944 at age 19 years, Tom was bivouacked December 11 in Yvetot, France.) “We were totally unaware of a surprise German Army offensive on Dec. 16th.  They launched a massive breakthrough into the Ardennes Forest in Eastern…

 
 

Sgt. Thomas J. Kreps Military History Dec. 14, 1943 – Jan. 21, 1946 The year was 1943 and I was graduated from Holy Name High School in Cleveland, Ohio, in June of that year.   I was only 17 years old and not yet ready to be drafted until I turned 18 that September.  In preparation for the draft, I took the Army specialized training test which I passed with flying colors. …

 
 

My Air Force Days by Malcolm Lawrence Sr. Seventy-one years ago, at age 18, I was inducted into the U.S. Army. The date was October 25, 1943. At Fort Meade, Maryland, I passed the exams for both Officers’ Candidate School and Air Cadet Training and chose the latter. I was sent to Miami Beach, Florida for basic training with high hopes of becoming a B-17 bomber pilot. During my time there, one…

 
 

Darrel E Gottsch US Army Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe October 8, 1942 to March 2, 1946