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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)


:                March 27, 2008, THURSDAY, 6:45 P.M.   (The 4th Thursday)    

         SPEAKER: Dan Peabody 11th Airborne Platoon Leader Tanks 2nd Inf

Div Korea


          FEBRUARY MEETING SUMMARY: Dean Smith reviewed the experiment of all

            Afro-American units in the Army and Navy with particular attention to the Army Air

            Corps. Major Ed Lunda was in one of these all Afro-American units in the Army Air Force

            in WWII. The top air force brass discriminated against these units to the extent  that only

           3 units got into combat. At 1 base in Seymour, Indiana 101 Afro-American officers were

           court-martialed for their efforts to enjoy an air force all-white officers club. Attendance  73


E-MAIL ADDRESSES: If you have an E-Mail address and wish to receive the meeting notices via E-Mail please contact Dean Smith (330 835 9895) 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 193

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.        


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

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

         VIDEO TAPES: The current catalog of video tapes of past meetings is now posted on our

             website. 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 meeting.

           OTHER RECOMMENDED READING: “The Last of the Tin Can Sailors” by James

          Hornfischer. It details the action of the DE’s defending the Jeep Carriers at Leyte Gulf.