Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, October 30, 2015

Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week for U.S. Veterans. Enjoy!


Seeing History: Iconic WWII Photos in Color

What happens when you get the world’s best colorization artists to work on the most famous historic images ever? A masterpiece! This slideshow features some of the best work we’ve seen so far!

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Seeing History: Ball Turret Gunner on B-24

One of the coolest things ever!  The crew chief on the B-24 and a great guy, installed his Gopro camera on the end of the 50 cal gun facing the ball turret so you could see the aircraft rotating in the background.

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What If? History: Germany’s invasion of the US during WWII

Considering some of the different outcomes that could have happened during World War Two, historians and researchers have looked closely at how and what would have happened if Germany and the Nazis had tried to invade the US.

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History Maker: Marcus Luttrell – Lone Survivor & Navy Cross recipient

Marcus Luttrell (born November 7, 1975) is a former United States Navy SEAL, who received the Navy Cross and Purple Heart for his actions in June 2005 facing Taliban fighters during Operation Red Wings. Luttrell was a Hospital Corpsman First Class by the end of his eight-year career in the United States Navy.

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

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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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