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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)


NEXT  MEETING:     March 22, 2007, THURSDAY, 6:45 P.M.   (The 4th Thursday)    

SPEAKER: Paul Swanson was a P-51 pilot shot down over Yugoslavia. He will relate his experiences in returning to his base in Italy 5 days later.


FEBUARY  MEETING SUMMARY:.  S. Joseph Krause, PhD, 4th Infantry (Ivy Division) recounted the savage combat in the Hurtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge, where he received the Purple Heart. The 4th division companies often had 100% casualties. It was credited with saving Luxemburg City from recapture by the Germans. His excellent book , “Falling Out and Belonging: A Foot-Soldiers’s Life”, portrayed his personal observations of these epic campaigns. Attendance was 78.


NEW FEATURES:    1. Dean Smith’s “War History Quiz”

2. “Veteran Spotlight”


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.


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


VHP: (Veterans History Project) Report: So far in 2006 the Roundtable has sent 3 interviews to the Library of Congress ( 2 Army from WWII and 1 Army from Korea). We are in desperate need of more Roundtable volunteers to interview veterans.  


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



April 26, 2007: Richard Danielson, US Marine Corps served in WWII. He returned to active duty in Korea including the infamous Chosen Reservoir campaign.




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


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


SHORT HISTORY QUIZ from the Education Officer

What American plane was called the “Widowmaker”?  Martin Marauder B-26

Which American unit was called the “Rag Tag Circus”?   87th division

What was “Operation Bolero”?   The transfer of U.S. troops from America to England