VBOB Meeting in West Palm Beach

Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge

VBOBThe 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 Palm Beach Airport, 150 Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 at 11:30 am.  The Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (VBOB) is a membership organization committed to saving the memory of the sacrifices involved during the Battle of the Bulge; -preserving historical data and sites relating to the Battle of the Bulge; and to promote friendship among the survivors of the Battle of the Bulge and their descendants.  George Fisher is the President of the Florida Southeast Chapter for the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.

World War II: Battle of the Bulge

Pursuant to the local chapter’s website, the Battle of the Bulge (December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945) was the largest land battle of World War II in which the United States participated. More than a million men fought in this battle including some 600,000 Germans, 500,000 Americans, and 55,000 British. In all the battle casualties included 81,000 U.S. with 19,000 killed, 1400 British with 200 killed, and 100,000 Germans killed, wounded or captured.

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About Patrick Russell

Director and oral historian for the Making History Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Veteran stories for future generations. Resides in Miami, Florida, where he is a full-time mediator and has been a practicing lawyer since 1994. Proudly serves as a staff member for the University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, in addition to being a member of the Oral History Association, American Historical Association; Friends and Family of the 508 P.I.R.; and the Battle of the Bulge Association. Graduated from Marquette University with a B.A. in Political Science, and a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Additional courses and workshops for oral history and museum studies have been taken at Baylor University and Harvard University, Harvard Extension School. Contact info: (305) 608-2977 or patrick@making-history-project.com

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