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World War II Veteran Stan Saltz Interviewed

WWII Veteran Stanley SaltzOn June 18th, I was honored to meet and interview World War II Veteran Stanley Saltz in Delray Beach, Florida.  PFC Saltz served with the 75th Infantry Division as a combat engineer.  Stanley Saltz was primarily responsible for finding and disabling mines and boobytraps.

Stanley participated in the Battle of the Bulge, the Rhine River crossing, and the liberation of the notorious concentration camp, Dachau.  The most memorable memory for PFC Saltz is his rescue of a German police dog on Christmas Eve during the Battle of the Bulge.  After patching up the wounds of the dog, Stanley named his new friend “Santa” and swears that Santa saved not only his but the lives of his squad countless times.

For his service PFC Saltz received the Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, and the French Legion of Honor.  Stay tuned for a video excerpt of the oral history interview.

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Patrick Russell

Director and oral historian for the Making History Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Veteran stories for future generations. Resides in Miami, Florida, where he has been a practicing lawyer since 1994. Proudly serves as a staff member for the University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, in addition to being a member of the Oral History Association, American Historical Association; Friends and Family of the 508 P.I.R.; and the Battle of the Bulge Association. Graduated from Marquette University with a B.A. in Political Science, and a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Additional courses and workshops for oral history and museum studies have been taken at Baylor University and Harvard University, Harvard Extension School. Contact info: (305) 608-2977 or patrick@makehistoryproject.com.

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