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In Tribute: Bob Chisholm – An American Hero

We lost a true All-American Hero on January 4, 2022. Bob Chisholm was a WWII Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne who then went on to also serve his country in Korea and then later in Viet Nam. Paratrooper Bob Chisholm, WWII Bob was selected as a member of the second class for the 82nd Airborne’s All American Hall of Fame. …

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80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

This year represents the 80th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entry into World War II. This single event would forever alter the history of the world, the trajectory of nations, and impact an entire generation. A small contingent of World War II Veterans have made their way to Pearl Harbor for this momentous event. The …

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Veterans Day 2021

I am so looking forward to speaking at Governors State University on Veterans Day. This is such a wonderful opportunity to honor Veterans on their special day. I will be speaking at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, on the 11th month. Perfect. Better yet, I will be able to introduce the new Intern Team from GSU so they …

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Marching Forward in the Fall

After a very busy and eventful summer with the American Heartland Tour, the Making History Project is making some big changes this fall. The changes being made are the natural result of the progress and reception received to the American Heartland Tour. Intern Editing Team As part of an ongoing partnership with Governors State University, the Making History Project is …

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Meet the New Veteran Interviewees

The American Heartland Tour was a major success that netted an additional thirty-nine new Veteran oral history interviews. These Veterans are a very diverse group, hailing from South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Utah, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois. Diversity included both men and women of different races and backgrounds including Native American. Represented were the Army, Navy, Air Force, …

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American Heartland: Field Notes

Update from the Field for the American Heartland Tour I am writing this brief update from the road while in Kansas City, Missouri. I do this while at a picnic table outside the fantastic National World War I Museum in downtown Kansas City. What an amazing tribute to those that served and sacrificed during the Great War. The American Heartland …

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American Heartland Tour Updates

American Heartland Tour Launches Next Week The final preparations for the American Heartland Tour are being made now as the Tour kicks off next week. The goal of the Tour is to visit many of the small towns that make America great and along the way conduct Veteran oral history interviews. This trip will cover 15 States as I drive …

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American Heartland Tour

A Veteran Oral History Tour through the American Heartland The Making History Project is going on the road this July for a tour through the American Heartland to conduct Veteran oral history interviews. Unprecedented times require an unprecedented effort. The 5,124-mile trip will cover 15 States, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, …

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