Category Archives: VBOB News

TRIP OF A LIFETIME

John A. Pildner, Sr. saluting at the memorial marker for the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge at Arlington National Cemetery.

John A. Pildner, Sr. saluting at the memorial marker for the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge at Arlington National Cemetery.

Submitted by John A. Pildner, Sr., 75th Infantry Division, 290th Regiment, Anti-Tank Company

John A. Pildner, Sr., a …

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VBOB Member Richard Rizzio Honored in Traverse City, MI

It’s a special day thanking the brave men and women who served out country.

More than 100 veterans traveled around Traverse City Tuesday for the first Hometown Heroes Veterans Appreciation tour.

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RALPH BOZORTH RETIRES FROM VBOB

by Lou Cunningham, VBOB President 2001-2003

Ralph Bozorth

Ralph Bozorth

When Ralph Bozorth attended a meeting of the Delaware Chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge with a friend VBOB member, he instantly became deeply interested, although not a

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MEMORIES OF THE WAR

For a half century, Howell Dulaney would not talk about World War II. He tried to shut it out. He didn’t want to think about the horrors he experienced in the war, and he wanted the nightmares to stop.

“It

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VBOB Member Richard Brookins is Luxembourg’s Honored “American St. Nick”

VBOB member Richard Brookins, 28th Infantry Division, whose 1944 appearance as St. Nicolas in a Luxembourg town has been commemorated there for 70 years, is featured in a book and documentary, “American St. Nick.” And on July 7, 2016, Brookins

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MASS. CHAPTER (22) ANNUAL LUNCHEON

VBOB Chapter 22 MA Flag Day (11)The annual Chapter 22 Luncheon was held this year on Flag Day at The Mill Restaurant in West Boylston, Massachusetts. The event, as usual, was spearheaded by Commander John McAuliffe. It was great seeing some old friends and new friends …

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FLORIDA SE CHAPTER (62) SPRING LUNCHEON

The Spring luncheon meeting of the Battle of the Bulge Chapter #62 had 7 stars in attendance. The guest speaker was Joseph DeSalvo, Lt General and Military Commander of the United States Southern Command (3 stars), Pete Osmond, Lt General

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News from Chapter 33 Mississippi

Recently our Mississippi VBOB Treasurer, Ms. Mary Ellen Stanley, called to say she had received a second substantial check from a supporter of our scholarship project of 2015. The check was sent to honor and remember her late husband who

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REFLECTIONS ON D-DAY

Col. Andrew Ordynovych, the Military Attache of Ukraine and J David Bailey, VBOB, at the D-Day event in Washington DC.

Col. Andrew Ordynovych, the Military Attache of Ukraine and J David Bailey, VBOB, at the D-Day event in Washington DC.

by J. David Bailey, Past VBOB President (2010-12)

Seventy-two years ago, more than 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of …

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BOB Historical Foundation Annual December Event in DC

THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE HISTORICAL FOUNDATION, INC.
Invites You to Join Your Friends for the
“EVENTS OF REMEMBRANCE AND COMMEMORATION”
OF THE 72nd ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE
December 14, 15 and 16, 2016 Metropolitan Washington,

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The Remember Museum 39-45 in Belgium: Marcel and Mathilde Schmetz

Marcel and Mathilde Schmetz of the Remember Museum 39-45

Marcel and Mathilde Schmetz of the Remember Museum 39-45

Joe Landry (776 AAA AW BN) and Barbara Mooneyhan (Executive Vice-President, VBOB) need your help in raising money to bring these two deserving Belgium citizens to Washington, DC for the 72…

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Annual 28th Infantry Division Conference and Reunion

28th

The Annual 28th Infantry Division Conference and Reunion is held each year at Fort Indiantown Gap. This is the major activity of the 28th Infantry Division Association’s mission. The Annual Reunion is held the Wednesday through Saturday after the Labor

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MAHLON SEBRING, 82nd Airborne

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAVBOB Member Mahlon Sebring was in the 82nd Airborne Division, 319th Glider Field Artillery, A Battery. This is a photo he took of his Gun Section on a firing mission during the Battle of the Bulge. The 319th GFA used …

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Adopted graves in Belgium

Now I adopted two other soldiers and again I would like to know if there is any some family and information of these soldiers.

Private ARTHUR H. FRENCH – 36690011 – ILLINOIS

Private First Class STANLEY T. YASCZAK  – 33136597-  …

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A Daughter Remembers her WWII Hero

VanArsdale1_smMy father, Richard Van Arsdale, Sr., LTC, joined the Army at age 18. He was in the 75th Infantry Division, 289th Regiment. Dad and the 75th Infantry Division were activated on April 15, 1943, deployed to England in November 1944, …

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