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Robert Applegate USN

Posted on 17 September, 2014 by in , ,

Hello World War II history buffs, Today I interviewed a Navy veteran Robert Applegate who has one of the most different stories that I have heard.  He was drafted in 1943 but volunteered for the Navy during his draft physical.  He was assigned to the Naval Armed Guard which I had not heard of.   What […]

2009 Programs

Posted on 8 December, 2009 by in , ,

We are losing so many of these fine men every day, the youngest that would have been old enough to see much combat is about 83 now and the oldest that I have scheduled to appear is 93. About 400,000 of these men died so that we could continue to have many of the freedoms […]

Amy Bakker- November 7th program

Posted on 13 November, 2009 by in

Here is an article that was recently published in the Jackson Citizen Patriot about Amy Bakker and the November 7th program. POW’s wife to speak at Jackson church about World War II experiences    

October 3rd Program Overview ~ Don Goss

Posted on 24 October, 2009 by in

Hello my name is Larry Martin, I am the coordinator for the WWII program thru the Jackson District Library and I would like to tell you something about our October 3rd program.   The veterans name is Mr. Don Goss (Pictured Below), Don was a infantryman in the 29 Div. he went into Omaha Beach […]

Don Goss and D-Day Overview

Posted on 1 October, 2009 by in

I would like to speak a little about the larger picture concerning the D-Day invasion on 6 June 1944 at Normandy. The speaker at this week’s program is a man named Mr. Don Goss. He is a Jackson native who landed on Omaha Beach at 0930 on D-Day. But now I wish to speak of what the […]

August 1st Program Overview

Posted on 2 July, 2009 by in

Hello my name is Larry Martin, for about 10 yrs I have been interviewing WWll combat veterans. Three yrs ago the Jackson library and I started putting programs on for the public. I feel that it is very important for everyone to know what was given to all of us by these fighting men. On […]

September 12th Program Overview

Posted on 1 July, 2009 by in

Hello, I would like to tell you a little about the program that is scheduled for Sept. 12. The man I would like to tell you about is Dr. Eugene Bleil. He was stationed in the Philippines when the Japanese struck Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7 1941 at about the same time they attacked all […]