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

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US PFC Lou Roth – Third Army

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, a few months after the end of World War II in Europe, and the 19-year-old was part of the Allied occupation force.

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Watch History: Hell in the Pacific (2001)

The story of the battles in the Pacific between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

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History Maker: Korean War Veteran Robert Borboro

Robert Borboro of Cross Creek RV Park north of Acadia served the better part of two years in Korea during the war. It’s been 60 years since he was a corporal in the 97th Engineering Battalion attached to the 1st Infantry Division based at Young Dong Po and his memory is not what it once was.

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Thank you for reading (and sharing).  Stay tuned for next week’s weekly review for U.S. Veterans.

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 at Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts, it was during the mid-1970s and early 1980s that Lt. Col. K was exposed to Agent Orange while flying training missions on several C-123 aircraft previously used for spraying the chemical defoliant in Vietnam.

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Bio Page added for Patrick Russell

Patrick Russell - Oral Historian

Patrick Russell after interviewing Japanese-American WWII Veteran Toshio Tokunaga

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 on the Making History Project each day.

The Making History Project is dedicated to making history for future generations by preserving the memories and stories of our Veterans today.  Please join us in this very important cause.  If you can donate time or resources to the project or know of a Veteran that would like to be interviewed, please let us know!