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Veteran Oral History Interview: WWII Veteran Rock Merritt – pt2

US Paratrooper – 82nd Airborne Part 2 of the Veteran Oral History interview of WWII Veteran Rock Merritt is now available. This interview was conducted in Dallas, Texas on October 16, 2014, during the annual reunion for the 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne. Rock commanded a heavy machine gun platoon for the 82nd Airborne during World War …

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Veteran Oral History Interview: WWII Veteran Kenneth Rock Merritt

US Paratrooper – 82nd Airborne Veteran oral history interview for WWII Veteran Kenneth Rock Merritt is now available. This is part 1 of 2 interviews. We conducted part one of this interview in La Fiere, Normandy, France on June 5, 2014. La Fiere was the site of an important battle for a strategic bridge during the Normandy campaign. Rock is …

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Veterans Oral History NEH Grant

Veterans Oral History Program I am pleased to announce that a coveted grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities was awarded to a Veterans oral history program that I will be working with. Specifically, the NEH grant for Dialogues on the Experience of War was awarded to Governors State University for a program titled “War, Trauma, and the Humanities”. Dean …

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First Non-Profit Board Meeting

We had our first official Non-Profit Board meeting last month since becoming a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The meeting took place in Miami and was attended by all the Directors and our non-profit/fundraising consultant. The newly appointed Directors got to meet each other for the first time. After preliminary introductions, the Directors nominated and elected the officers of the corporation as …

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Non-Profit 501 (c)(3) Status Obtained

Officially a Non-Profit Public Charity The Making History Project achieved an important milestone last month as it was officially designated as a non-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Donors to the Making History Project can now deduct their contributions under IRC Section 170. Likewise, the Making History Project is qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under …

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501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Application

501(c)(3) Status Earlier this month, I submitted the necessary paperwork to the IRS for official non-profit status. The goal is to obtain non-profit status so fundraising efforts can be undertaken to take this project to the top. Donations to non-profit organizations are considered charitable donations and are generally tax-deductible. The Making History Project whose mission is to preserve, protect, and …

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Afghanistan War Veteran Oral History

The full oral history interview of Afghanistan War Veteran, SSG Justin Graham, has been uploaded to the Making History Project website. The oral history interview took place on November 5, 2016 during the 10th Anniversary Reunion for the 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne. SSG Justin Graham is a paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne, 508 PIR and served …

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508 PIR Association Veterans Panel Video

Busy Times… It has been a very busy few months.  This is why updates have been less regular than normal.  Besides being lead counsel for an ethics trial, I recently wrapped up an oral history project on behalf of the archives for a medical association.  While working on that, I attended the 10th Annual Reunion for the 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment …

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