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Gabriel Field, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky Gabriel Field, Fort Campbell Kentucky, is a place I did not know about until last week. But it will be forever etched in my memory from now on. It is a parade ground surrounded by lines of trees. Not just any trees. These trees are planted each time a base member dies in combat. At the foot of each tree is a small bronze plaque inscribed with the Fallen Hero’s name, Date and Place of Death. Too many names. Too many far off places. Some trees are now 30-40 years old. Unfortunately, some are brand new. American flags flutter in the breeze at the … Continue reading
A tribute to the U.S. military service personnel who gave their all for our freedom from videographer John Langskov.
Rishi Sharma is an amazing young man. At 19 years old, he is on a quest to interview as many World War II veterans as he can before the last one is gone. And he is doing it while living out of his car and relying on funding from individuals through his Go Fund Me page. We had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Rishi in Reading, PA at the 2017 World War II Weekend. Watch his interview below and please take a look at this website located at Heroes of the Second World War.
The end of 2016 marks the completion of the 6th year for the Voices of Freedom Project and the second full year of the deployment of the Mobile Recording Studio, affectionately referred to as “The RV.” The RV has allowed the VOFP to travel outside the Washington DC metro area to capture stories of services members and to spread the word about the museum. The VOFP conducted 95 interviews; 40 percent were of World War II veterans, 33 percent were Vietnam veterans and the balance was divided among various other wars and conflicts. Some of the notable interviews included that of U.S. Army Nurse, Elizabeth Lewis. Ms. Lewis served during WWII in both the Atlantic and … Continue reading