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WWII Veteran Frank Vegnone Oral History Interview

Veteran Oral History Interview I had the honor and pleasure this past weekend to conduct an oral history interview of Frank Vegnone, a World War II Veteran from the U.S. Army, 10th Armored Division, 61st Armored Infantry Battalion, Company A.  The interview took place in Webster, Massachusetts, the hometown for Frank Vegnone.  Frank was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942 …

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Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, August 14, 2015

Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week for U.S. Veterans. Enjoy! History Maker: US PFC Lou Roth – Third Army A week or 10 days after boarding a victory ship in New York Harbor Pfc. Lou Roth of Baltimore, Md. sailed into Le Havre, France together with thousands of other G.I.s. It was August 1945, …

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Healing History: VA to compensate service members exposed to Agent Orange

VA begins awarding compensation for C-123 Agent Orange claims Acting swiftly, VA granted first claim in just 16 days In 1997, 10 years after retiring from a 34-year career in the Army Reserve and Air Force Reserve, Edward Kosakoski was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Though his last assignment in the Reserve was as commander of the 74th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron …

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Bio Page added for Patrick Russell

The Making History Project has added a background and information page for founder, Patrick Russell.  The background and information page for Patrick Russell as an oral historian and lawyer can be found in the “About” section of the website.  Here you can learn more about the experience and qualifications for Patrick Russell and the passion that drives him to work …

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Vietnam Veteran wins local phase of national writing competition

Carl Burns, a Vietnam Veteran who lives in Manalapan, won first place in the New Jersey Veterans Administration local phase of the National Veterans Creative Arts Competition. His essay, “Hangar Crew,” tells the story of a group of Veterans who came together to restore a Bell-UH-1D helicopter (“Huey”), left in a field in New Jersey for 20 years, forgotten by …

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WWII 10th Armored Division Veteran Interview Scheduled

Veteran Oral History Interview The Making History Project is pleased to announce that it will be conducting an oral history interview of a World War II Veteran from the 10th Armored Division on August 22, 2015 in Webster, MA. This will be the first trip to Massachusetts for an oral history interview. Previously, the Making History Project has conducted interviews …

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St Mere Eglise Photos

St Mere Eglise Photos: 2014 Trip Photos from the 2014 Trip by the Making History Project have been added for St Mere Eglise.  This iconic French town in Normandy is home to the U.S. Airborne Museum and is home base for American Troops during the first week of June for the D-Day Celebrations. Head on over to our Photos page …

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