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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 22, 2008, THURSDAY, 6:45 P.M.   (The 4th Thursday)      

         SPEAKER: John Sommer, 100th infantry division: “Retrospective

                             view from a foxhole”


          APRIL MEETING SUMMARY: Ed Ezaki was 8 yrs old when he and his family were interned in a hastily built camp in Arizona. They were held there from shortly after Dec 7, 1941 to after WWII was over solely because even though he and his parents were American citizens their ancestors were Japanese. He noted that it was ironic that thousands of young men from the camps volunteered to join combat infantry units and were wearing the same uniform as the camp guards. These same units served with distinction and won several medals.  Attendance 77 


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 March to August 31 ’08 have been lowered to $ 10.  Please send them to Dan Demko at 1627 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd.. Copley, OH 44321-1909

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. See Dave Finch to get yours.

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.        


June 26: James Frolking, fighter pilot in Europe WWII who was helped by the Dutch

July 24: Ted Adamski, Five parachute jumps in WWII combat


                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

             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 meeting.