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82nd Airborne National Convention

The Making History Project attended the 77th Annual National Convention for the 82nd Airborne in Washington DC. This event took place this past August. Many State Chapters attended the convention, and the local DC Chapter was a wonderful host. The Convention started off with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. A wreath from the 82nd Airbrone was placed at the …

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After-Action Report: 79th D-Day Anniversary

The 79th D-Day Anniversary was the fifth time I have been back to Normandy, France. Each time is humbling. These hallowed grounds mark a turning point in the history of the world, and the sacrifices made for freedom were incredible. Many of those soldiers that fought in this campaign never returned home and remain there to this day. And many …

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Featured Interview: WWII Veteran Robert Chisholm

With the upcoming 79th Anniversary of D-Day, I thought it appropriate to feature the oral history interview of WWII Veteran Robert Chisholm. D-Day Robert Chisholm served in the 82nd Airborne, 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment, as a paratrooper during World War II. Robert jumped into Normandy, behind the German lines, during the early morning of June 6, 1944, before the invasion …

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79th D-Day Anniversary: The Return to Normandy

The Making History Project will return to Normandy this year for the 79th D-Day Anniversary of the Allied landings during World War II. This annual weeklong event is France’s tribute to the sacrifices of Veterans who liberated France during World War II, most notably those of the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. This will be my fifth time going …

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Steady Flow of New Uploaded Veteran Oral History Interviews

Consistent with our 2023 Goals, we have rolled up our sleeves and are hard at work editing and uploading the existing catalog of recorded Veteran oral history interviews. Now available are the interviews of WWII Veteran Jack Appel, Viet Nam Veteran Jerry Bond, WWII Veteran Bill Byers, Operation Desert Storm Veteran Emily Caudil, and Viet Nam and Iraq War Veteran …

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2023 Goals for the New Year

Veteran Oral History Interviews: The Year in Review 2022 was a monumental year for the Making History Project. We continued to hit the road to meet Veterans and conduct new oral history interviews. These adventures included trips to Normandy, France for the 78th Anniversary of the D-Day landings, to Columbus, Georgia for the Golden Brigade Reunion of Viet Nam Veterans …

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Veterans Day Pensacola Air Show

The Making History Project conducted Veteran pilot oral history interviews while at the Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show during Veterans Day week. The two-day air show was the final tour stop for the Blue Angels which are based in Pensacola, Florida. This was a fantastic and well-attended event with constant air demonstrations of planes from all different makes, models, …

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The Golden Brigade’s – 54th Reunion

The Making History Project attended the Golden Brigade’s 54th Reunion in Columbus, Georgia earlier this month. The Golden Brigade is comprised of the paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne that served in Viet Nam. Special thanks to Phil Cronin and Richard O’Hare for the invitation and the access they provided to me to meet these great Veterans. While there, I was …

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