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World War II – Korean War Roundtable


World War II – Korean War Roundtable


Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center - 3486 S. Smith Rd (off Market St.)

    Fairlawn, OH 44333 - (across from City Hall and the Fire Station)


:                July 26, 2007, THURSDAY, 6:45 P.M.   (The 4th Thursday)       

SPEAKER: William Wilsterman, Gunnery Training School, Las Vegas  


JUNE MEETING SUMMARY: Mrs. Susie Brown, whose father was an infantry officer at     D-Day, related several incidences involving General Patton including the liberation of the Lipizzaner Horses.   Jack Darnell, a 14th Air Force meteorologist, told a few of his adventures from the US to China via North Africa and the middle east including his delivery of $50,000 in silver coins to a group of fearsome looking and menacing Arabs.  Attendance was 84.


BOOK SALE: The Roundtable received 10 boxes of books dealing with WWII and Korea from the estate of Alan Smith. They are on sale (price range $ 1-10) with the proceeds going to the Roundtable. Currently they are being housed in the office of Dean Smith. For the present he will bring a different box to each of our next meetings.


E-MAIL ADDRESSES: If you have an E-Mail address and wish to receive the meeting notices via E-Mail please contact Dean Smith (330 762 8885) or Ed Bollinger (330 836 6272). You will receive your meeting notices a week earlier this way.


2007 THEME: “Bring a Veteran”. Personally bring a veteran and his or her family with you to our meetings.


VHP: (Veterans History Project) Report: We are in desperate need of more Roundtable volunteers to interview vets.


SPEAKERS FOR 2007: Dr. Thomas Adams is our official “speakers” recruiter. Call Tom at 330 668 3672 to volunteer yourself or to recommend others.



August 23: Dr Bud Wentz, B-17 pilot shot down over Belgium and rescued by civilians. On another occasion his B-17 was rammed by a German fighter plane.

September 27: Ken Rogers: 45th (Thunderbird) infantry division, was in the landing at Anzio in WWII.  His regiment was on the line for 511 days. He was captured by the Germans.





C. Dave Post

(330) 668-2447

1st Vice President

Dr. Thomas Adams

(330) 668-3672

2nd Vice President

Larry Heller

(330) 633-7737


Dean Smith

(330) 762-8885


Daniel Demko

(330) 666-2502