I wrote this story about a soldier who grew up in my community. Nearly every day, newspapers carried sad notifications about soldiers and sailors who had perished during the war. Part of the research was with this soldier’s brother who is still living in his 90s. ** Gerald Eugene Lesh On December 26, 1943, Electrician’s... Continue Reading →
WWII Vets Recall VE Day- May 8, 1945
This week we honored May 8 – Victory in Europe or VE Day – celebrated all over the world in 1945. Can you imagine what this news meant to people who had been at war for many years? This is a photo of the actual room in Reims France where the Germany General Jodl signed... Continue Reading →
What to do with WWII vet afraid to fly? Take him on an Honor Flight!
When Cal Schultz, the World War II veteran whom I had interviewed for a story in the News-Sentinel and whom I was trying to convince to go on an Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana, admitted he was afraid to fly, I was stymied-- almost. He and his wife had taken many aerial trips. He had... Continue Reading →