Jul
28
2016

Before World War II, the most famous airplane by far was the “Spirit of St. Louis,” flown by Charles Lindbergh in 1927 to cross the Atlantic nonstop for the first time. Of course, the Smithsonian Institute proudly displays this famous airplane. But, put that on hold for a bit and let me take you first […]

Jul
19
2016

We have another great story from our friend, Benny Carbo. He reports on some interesting events from Viet Nam. Looking out from the side windows of the C-130 Hercules, I observed dense jungles dotted with huge bomb craters and massive stretches of non-vegetated red earth made barren by aerial spraying of Agent Orange. Such was […]

Jul
14
2016

Benny Carbo graduated from high school in Houston, Texas; married his high school sweetheart and then it was off to the Air Force and Viet Nam. Here is his story, as he tells it from the Khe Sanh Marine Combat Base: Sleeping quarters this week was an Air Force concrete bunker buried beneath the red […]

Apr
28
2016

The first six years of Corrie Hale’s life were spent in a Japanese prison camp. Her mother was Indonesian and her father a Dutch Army officer. Before World War II, Indonesia was Dutch occupied and when the Japanese took over the islands, the Dutch military personnel were restrained and placed in prisoner of war camps […]

Apr
1
2016

It is believed that six million Jewish men, women and children were murdered in the Nazi genocide during World War II. This dreadful count could have been much higher if it had not been for individuals and groups that risked their lives and personal well-being to hide, protect and rescue as many Jews as possible. […]