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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 28, 2009, THURSDAY, 6:45 P.M.   (The 4th Thursday)


SPEAKER: 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


April Meeting Summary:: Dieter Huth was born in 1940 and his childhood toys were toy soldiers. During the war the German government was well organized. Food as rationed but no one starved.  After the war chaos ensued with the collapse of the government. Food was scarce. He remembers eating kohlrabi 7 days a week. He won’t eat it now. Starvation and hunger will lead people to do things they wouldn’t otherwise do.  Attendance was 89


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 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


2008 THEME: “Bring Two Veterans”. Personally bring 2 veterans and their families with you to our meetings.


NEED A RIDE? If you are unable to drive to our meetings call Ed Hoyle (330) 322 3986


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.




June 25, 2009: Stan Wolczyk; War in the Aleutians and the fight for Attu


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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 $15 deposit or buy one for $15. If you want

to rent or buy a tape call Dick Sutherland (330 666 5954) and he will have the tape for

you at our next meeting.