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October 2010 Brad Flory column

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Brad Flory column: Younger generation needs to hear about hardships, sacrifices made during World War II   An impressive effort to preserve a slice of living history in Jackson has one regrettable flaw. Unfortunately, the people who should benefit the most are paying little attention. For four years, Jackson District Library and a man named […]

November 2009 Voice of the People

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Jackson Citizen Patriot – Voice of the People Published: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 SANDSTONE TOWNSHIP — Thank you Jackson District Library and the World War II program “In Their Own Words,” presented by Larry Martin. What a privilege it has been for my wife and I to meet these brave veterans and hear their courageous […]

Dr. Wesley Arden Dick – Albion College

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July 8, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: For the past several years, the Jackson District Library and First United Methodist Church of Jackson have hosted a remarkable series of Veterans’ Programs entitled “World War II: In Their Own Words.” The audience has been given a front-row seat as witnesses to history made possible through […]

Ishwar Laxminaryan – JDL

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Ishwar Laxminaryan Director of the Jackson District Library November 10, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Jackson District Library (JDL) has been very pleased to offer Larry Martin’s programs of interviews with World II veterans since August 2007. During this time, we have hosted a total of 17 programs featuring the personal narratives of […]

Letter from Amy Bakker’s Children

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To Larry Martin: My mother enjoyed the conversations she and Larry had about being a young bride and mother during World War Two. She was living in Indonesia with two young children, while my father served in the Dutch army, and was captured as a POW in a Japanese concentration camp for three years. There […]

November 2009 Amy Bakker article

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Jackson Citizen Patriot By Jackie Smith   Larry Martin often struggles to find the words that best describe Jackson resident Amy Bakker. In fact, only one word comes to mind: heroism. The wife of a Dutch military man, Bakker lived on the island of Java in Indonesia with family while her husband, Paul, was taken […]