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World War II Gallery Additions

World War II Photos for Bayeux, Centre Juno Beach, Deadman’s Corner Museum, and Gourbesville More additions have been made to the World War II Galleries for the Making History Project.  The World War II Galleries host photos for our trips to conduct Veteran interviews, attend World War II events or to tour World War II battlefields and museums.  This week, I …

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New Photos for the World War II Galleries

World War II Photos for Events, Battlefields and Museums I have been working hard to catalog, organize and now upload the countless photos taken by the Making History Project over the years for trips to conduct Veteran interviews, attend World War II events or to tour World War II battlefields and museums.  New World War II photo galleries have been added …

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WWII Veteran Gerald Haviland Interviewed

MHP Completes Another Veteran Oral History Interview This past weekend, I had the honor to complete an oral history interview of World War II Veteran, Gerald Haviland, in his home in Caryville, Florida. Caryville is a small rural town in northwest Florida approximately ninety miles west of Tallahassee.  Mr. Haviland who is 99 years old, was a Master Sergeant in …

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Oral History Technology Updates

Technology and Preservation While there have not been many updates lately, rest assured that I have not been idle.  After having a brief and some would say inevitable computer and hard drive mishap, I have been diligently working behind the scenes upgrading equipment and taking pro active steps to ensure that all project information and digital assets are properly organized, …

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Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge Luncheon

VBOB LUNCHEON FOR FLORIDA SOUTHEAST CHAPTER Happy New Year!  With the Holidays as a not too distant pleasant memory, I am now back to catching up with news updates and oral history work for the Making History Project. As an associate member of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, I had the honor and privilege of attending their …

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VBOB Meeting in West Palm Beach

Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge The Making History Project will be attending the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (VBOB) luncheon in West Palm Beach this Sunday, December 13, 2015 to meet World War II Veterans, promote the project and generate interest for the completion of oral history interviews. The VBOB luncheon will be held at the Hilton …

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Final Salute: Duaine “Pinky” Pinkston

Farewell to a Hero World War II Veteran, Duaine “Pinky” Pinkston, a Medic with the 82nd Airborne, passed away last Saturday.  I interviewed Pinky earlier this year while he was staying in Tampa, Florida for the winter. His oral history interview was the centerpiece for my panel presentations this year at the Midwest World History Association annual conference and the …

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Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, November 13, 2015

Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week for U.S. Veterans. Enjoy!   Rethinking History: Ukraine’s legacy during WWII Every year, rallies commemorating the Second World War are held all over Ukraine. The celebrations divide the people however and feelings run high, despite the passage of time. To understand why, it’s necessary to know a little …

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