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March 16, 2006, THURSDAY, 6:45 P.M.   (The Third Thursday)

Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center

3486 S. Smith Rd (off Market St.) Fairlawn, OH 44333

across from City Hall and the Fire Station


MARCH  TOPIC: Herbert Clark ; Destroyer duty : South Pacific, Leyte Gulf Invasion,

   Occupation of Japan (Kyushu) , “Operation Crossroads” and Bikini atoll atomic bomb



FEBRUARY MEETING SUMMARY: Dean Smith examined the decision to drop the

    atomic bomb versus the invasion of Japan. Much of his talk was based upon recently

    released U.S. and Japanese war plans. It was a very informative and sobering account

    supporting the decision to drop the bomb.

    Tyler Powell, a student of Dave Hall read the biography she prepared on her great

     uncle, Joseph P. Campanalle, aged 25, who was killed in Germany on November

     23,1944 while clearing land mines. We appreciate Dave’s contributions to our “Living

     History for Kids” goal. The attendance was 75.


SPEAKERS FOR 2006:  Tom Adams is looking for speakers on the part that women

     played in WWII or Korea. Tom is our official “speakers” recruiter. Call Tom at

     330 668 3672 to volunteer yourself or to recommend others.


“LIVING HISTORY FOR OUR KIDS– Bring your kids and friends to our meetings

      to share these fascinating programs!


               We welcome your suggestions to improve our Roundtable.


   Current paid membership 205


                                                FUTURE SPEAKERS


April 27, 2006: Edward Arn: Arn’s war as an infantry captain 1940-1946

May 25, 2006: Jim Mesko: U.S. armor camouflage and markings in WWII



  President                    1st Vice President         2nd Vice President         Secretary                        Treasurer

 Dave Post                   Tom Adams                 Larry Heller                  Dean Smith                Daniel Demko     

330 668 2447              330 668 3672              330 633 7737              330 762 8885                330 666 2502



David Finch                  330 650 0571              term ending August ‘06

                        Dan Peabody               330 928 0406              term ending August ‘07

                        Jerri Donohue               440 546 1207              term ending August ‘08

                        John Scherba                330 336 2938              term ending August ‘09                          

WEB SITE: Dave Hall has set up our Web Site at    http://www.wwiirt.com




Please complete the following and return the form with your payment to Dan Demko,

Treasurer, 1627 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd., Copley, OH 44321. Checks should be

payable to the World War II – Korean War Roundtable.




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World War II – Korean War Roundtable

777 W. Market Street

Akron, OH, 44303