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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)


:                January 24, 2008, THURSDAY, 6:45 P.M.   (The 4th Thursday)

SPEAKER: Dean Smith, historian, and Guenther Ertel,

     German soldier who served on the Russian front and

       will tell his personal story of winter combat


                 Defeat of the Germans in the Battle of Stalingrad


         NOVEMBER MEETING SUMMARY. John Collett, Flight engineer and gunner, 35

               Missions in a B17 over Europe with the 8th Air Force.


 Attendance was 102.                                                                                                                                           

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.

DUES: Dues for Sept 1 ’07 to August 31 ’08 are due. They have been raised to $15. Please send them to                                                                                                        Dan Demko at 1627 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd.. Copley, OH 44321-1909

       Paid membership is now at 180.

FIFTH ANNIVERSARY PHOTOS : At the October 2006 meeting group photographs were taken of 41 WWII veterans and 17 Korean War veterans as part of the ceremonies  commemorating the 5th anniversary of our roundtable. To date 24 and 14, respectively of these photos have been claimed. The remaining 8x10 color pictures will be available free of charge at all future meetings for the 20 veterans who have yet to acquire theirs.

2007 THEME: “Bring Two Veterans”. Personally bring 2 veterans and their families with you to our meetings.

VHP: (Veterans History Project) Report. Do you want to tape your wartime experiences? Contact Jerri Donohue (440 546 1207) to make arrangements. If you know of any veteran reunions in Ohio coming up please call Jerri so she can attend and get some of these veterans to record their stories.

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


February 28, 2008: Major Ed Lunda. The success of the Tuskegee Airmen

March 28,2008: Dan Peabody 11th Airborne Platoon Leader Tanks 2nd Inf Div Korea

April 24: James Frolking, 8th AF fighter pilot shot down, evaded capture, helped by Dutch

                WEB SITE: Dave Hall has set up our Web Site at:

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

             can rent one with a refundable $10 deposit or buy one for $10. If you want to rent or buy

             a tape call Dick Sutherland (330 666 4237) and he will have the tape for you at our next