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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  22, 2009, THURSDAY, 6:45 P.M.   (The 4th Thursday)

        SPEAKER:  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


          NOVEMBER MEETING SUMMARY:  Bob Roberts, Air Corps communications

            officer WWII. spoke about the Army Airway Communication System in the

            Pacific. He joined the Army to become a weather forecaster but end up

            after a series of training courses to be a communication officer stationed

            first in New Guinea and finally in Guam. The surrender terms were

            transmitted to the Japanese from Guam by way of the weather reporting

            network. Attendance was  65

        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 (168 paid to date)

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.        


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

            March 26, 2009 : To be announced

         April 23, 2009: Dieter Huth “WWII as seen through the eyes of a child”

             May 28, 2009 : Sydney “Skip” Friedman, 106th infantry was captured in the Battle of the Bulge. As a Jewish POW he was given special treatment by the Germans

                WEB SITE: Dave Hall maintains 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.