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VBOB Reunion Photos from Williamsburg, VA

Spirit of 45 Ceremony at Williamsburg Memorial Park

VBOB was escorted by the Virginia Chapter of the Patriot Guard Riders.

Boy Scout Troop 155 and VFW Post 4639 were present and took part in the ceremonies.

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Fort Lee

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Spirit of 45 Convoy of Military Vehicles

The Spirit of ’45 70th Anniversary Commemoration continues this fall with a coast to coast convoy of military vehicles that will travel 3,300 miles across America to symbolize the greatest homecoming of veterans in our nation’s history and the legacy …

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Patrick Russell, Associate will interview Veterans

I just joined VBOB as an Associate Member as I conduct oral history interview of Veterans.  In fact, your inclusion of my information in the May 15 Bugle resulted in several telephone calls from Veterans to conduct interviews.

This is …

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A Message from the Secretary of Defense

THE MESSAGE

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Spirit of 45 Commemorative Week, PA

Proclamation

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Fields of Honor – Database

In this database, personal memorial pages can be found for the large majority of the about 24,000 American soldiers who are buried or listed at the Walls of the Missing at the overseas American War Cemeteries Ardennes, Henri-Chapelle and Margraten.…

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The Netherlands to Give a Face to 10,000 Killed U.S. WWII Soldiers

margraten
Thousands of white marble crosses and Stars of David, row after row. This is what one sees when overlooking the American War Cemetery in the town of Margraten, the Netherlands. The markers are testimony to the sacrifices made by many …

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Remembrance Day, May 22, 2015

Honoring Sacrifice of our Nation’s Veterans

In conjunction with Memorial Day, the students and staff of Old Turnpike School in Tewksbury,  NJ have planned a day-long celebration to honor the men and women of the Armed Services.  The event will …

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Bulge units that liberated Nazi camps

THE FOLLOWING US ARMY UNITS RECEIVED THE ARDENNES CREDIT FOR FIGHTING IN THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE AND ARE RECOGNIZED AS LIBERATING UNITS BY THE UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM AND THE CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY

INFANTRY DIVISIONS:

1st Infantry

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Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 16, 2015

US ARMY DIVISIONS RECOGNIZED AS LIBERATING UNITS BY THE UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM AND THE CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY .
 

INFANTRY DIVISIONS:

1st Infantry Division
Liberated Falkenau an der Eger (Flossenbürg subcamp)

2nd Infantry Division
Liberated Leipzig-Schönefeld (Buchenwald subcamp)
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History of the GI Bill

The American Radio Works, a national radio documentary unit is planning to create a documentary on the history of the GI Bill, from its original conception after WWII up to today with the Post 9/11 GI Bill. We are looking …

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Tribute to WWII Generation

Worldwide Tribute page

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Bastogne 2014 – 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

Alain Henry de Frahan

Alain Henry de Frahan

 

In December of 2014 the Belgium Military Vehicle Trust staged a WWII Army vehicle convoy centered around Bastogne, but including many smaller towns, to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge.

Alain …

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Jim Martin, 101st Airborne

The last jump

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last_jump

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“Making History Project” conducting interviews

I am an oral historian who interviews World War II veterans.  My latest projects/trips were to Normandy for the week of June 6th; Dallas, TX for the 82nd Airborne Annual Reunion and to Madison, WI for the Oral History Association …

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