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Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, September 25, 2015

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

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This Day in History: Operation Market Garden

In a final attempt to reinforce the perimeter and secure a crossing site the 4th Dorsets cross the Rhine at night. Their main objective is to secure the Westerbouwing Heights so that future reinforcements can be brought in without being under constant German fire.  Unfortunately there are too few boats to make a crossing in force and because of the fast flowing Rhine the Dorsets land widely dispersed and are easily mopped up by the Germans. Only a very small number of Dorsets reach the perimeter, the rest are taken prisoner.

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Honoring a History Maker: ‘Wild Bill’ Guarnere – Easy Company – Band of Brothers – Statue Dedicated

Recently, hundreds gathered in Philidelphia for the unveiling of the Wild Bill Guarnere statue, about 18 months after the death of the U.S. Army soldier and member of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division whose story was portrayed in the HBO miniseries, “Band of Brothers.”

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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 Author

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 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@makehistoryproject.com.

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