World War II History

Hershel 'Woody' Williams Medal of Honor Speaks

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December 3, 2019 Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams was in conversation with Dr. Mark DePue, Director of Oral History at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library . The conversation took place at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Woody Williams is an amazing man, he is the sole remaining World War II Medal of Honor recipient from […]

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Eisenhower

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On a visit to Pennsylvania years ago I was honored to interview Stanley Wolfe. Stanley once owned Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Blackhawk Cockshutt tractor. It was a cool piece of machinery that if I read it right is now owned by the Gettysburg Park District. It was cool to see that President Eisenhower had a bit […]

D-Day exhibit

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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) has a new D-Day exhibit honoring the 75th D-Day Anniversary. The exhibit is titled, “In This Great Struggle: The Greatest Generation Remembers World War II.” The D-Day exhibit opened on June 6, 2019. I had the honor of viewing the exhibit which is built around the audio […]

Jay County museums

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I recently traveled to Portland, Indiana to cover the Jay County Art and Fiber show. While there, one of the opportunities on this hosted trip was to see the two Jay County museums. Since I love history and to learn about the place I am visiting, this was just the icing on the cake! One […]

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Last Ride of the Valkyries

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Whenever I travel, I have a book in hand.  For me it is usually fiction, but sometimes I add in history, and you will love the book if interested in WWII history.  The book Last Ride of the Valkyries, The Rise and Fall of the Wehrmachthelferinnekorps During WWII is a treasure trove of women’s history.. […]