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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)


:                May 24, 2007, THURSDAY, 6:45 P.M.   (The 4th Thursday)   

SPEAKER: :  Guenther Ertel, German World War II officer: served on the Eastern Front (Russian) and in Normandy where he was captured in 1944 and sent to a POW camp in Alabama.



APRIL MEETING SUMMARY: Richard Danielson , US Marine Corps, served in both WWII and in the Korean War. He recounted his experiences in the infamous Chosen Reservoir campaign. Attendance was 95.


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: Jerri Donohue sent 2 interviews to the VHP in March, one Army WWII and one Army Air Force WWII. 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.



June 28: Jack Darnell, meteorologist 14th Air Force, served in N. Africa, Arabia and China.

July 26: William Wilsterman, Gunnery Training School, Las Vegas




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

            The current catalog of video tapes of past meetings is now posted on this web site.


         MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE : Noon, May 28 at the Bath Memorial Park located on

                  the Cleveland-Massillon Rd at Bath Road