People
Remembering Mario Mesa
This week in Orlando, WWII Veteran Mario John Mesa, Jr. passed away on August 14, 2011. A Florida native born in Key West and raised along the Florida shore,  Mesa embodied the values of the greatest generation. Mesa landed at Normandy on D- ... Read more
People
WWII Veteran Keat Spriggs Interview
Interview with WWII Veteran Keat Spriggs at Delaney Street Baptist Church in Orlando, FL, June 27th, 2010. Veteran Spriggs served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during WWII aboard the USS 20 until it was decommissioned in Boston after the ... Read more
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Orlando Naval Training Center
Growing up in my house meant sharing the holidays with family, friends and sometimes complete strangers.  Although she could not bring all of them home for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, my grandmother would contact the USO at the Orlando Na ... Read more