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. […]

Mar
2
2016

As Udell Bell reflected on his life he said, “I was raised a country boy that had never seen nothin’. I look back on what we went through and I wonder how we made it.” Stepping out of the cotton fields and onto the Merchant Marine ships that would carry him around the world was […]

Feb
19
2016

My friend, Bob May, was an Airforce Navigator on a C-130 transport during the Viet Nam war years. Dripping with sarcasm, he says that in 1968 and 1969 he was, “honored to be part of two Tet Offenses.” These were two of the largest military campaigns of the war. January 1968 and again in February […]

Feb
12
2016

Al D’Agostino’s military career began as a Merchant Marine seaman just a few months short of the end of World War II. He graduated from high school in Rochester, New York and had been taking radio theory classes and working toward his 2nd class FCC license. But on his 18th birthday, Al decided to put […]