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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)


:                November  20, 2008, THURSDAY, 6:45 P.M.   (The 3rd Thursday)

        SPEAKER:  Bob Roberts, Air Corps communications officer WWII.

                                 “ Army Airway Communication System”


          OCTOBER MEETING SUMMARY: There were 4 speakers who each gave a short

              talk.Harold Blackwood US Navy Air Service served in Alaska and the Aleutians.

              Bill Miller served in the Army in France and Germany. He related a few of his battlefield

                  experiences and his horror upon visiting a concentration camp.

              Arthur Magazeni was in the 56th division in France and Germany. He was wounded and

                  hospitalized in England.

              Tom Adams was with 86th division in France and Germany. He was with the Division

                  when it was transferred to the Philippines after the war was over in Europe.

                  Attendance was 101.

        Telephone Committee. A telephone Committee was formed to remind our members of

              the upcoming meetings. You should get your call about a week before each meeting

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 or You will receive your meeting notices a week earlier this way. If you change your E-Mail address notify Ed by E-Mail..

DUES: Dues for September ’08 to August ’09 remain at $15  Please send them to Dan Demko at 1627 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd.. Copley, OH 44321-1909

FIFTH ANNIVERSARY PHOTOS : See Dave Finch to get yours at our next meeting.

2008 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 2009: Mrs Jerri Donohue is our new official “speakers” recruiter. Call Jerri at 440 546 1207 to volunteer yourself or to recommend others.



    December  NO MEETING

    January 22, 2009 : James McNeill, US Navy, was on board the battleship USS West Virginia at Pearl Harbor and was in many of the operations in the Pacific.

     February 26, 2009 : Ernie Phillips, Marine Corps, was an orderly for Adm Spruance on the heavy cruiser USS North Hampton

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         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.