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Every Day is Veterans Day
One Senior Place and VITAS Healthcare presented their annual tribute to veterans, "Every Day Is Veterans Day," on Friday, August 14, 2015 at the Altamonte Springs location. Veterans of all ages, but especially seniors, were honored for their servic ... Read more
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WWII Veteran Earl K. Wood, 397th Infantry, 100th Division
WWII Veteran Earl K. Wood, far left, with his fellow veterans at a reunion of the 397th Infantry, 100th Division. Play Video interview. Photo courtesy of Mr. Wood. by Jane Tracy ... Read more
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Earl K. Wood: 1916-2012
Photo of Earl K. Wood,  "Woody" as he was known in the 397th Infantry, 100th Infantry Division where he served as Technical Sergeant during World War II. Play Video interview.   ... Read more
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Memorial Day Remembrances: WWII Pilot Joseph S. Guernsey Recalls the Fine Orlando Men Who Gave Their Lives in WWII
Bob and Harold Johnson, Bill Terhune, Pep Ingram, T. K. Johnson, Jr. are some of the fine Orlando men who gave their lives for their country in WWII as remembered by WWII pilot Joseph S. Guernsey in  this audio  excerpt  from an oral histor ... Read more
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WWII Veteran Earl K. Wood
Earl K. Wood was assigned to the 100th Infantry Division, replacement forces in the Battle of the Bulge. He put in for the Army Air Force and made it. "Woody" served 5 years as a Technical Sergeant during WWII. He was in Stuggart, Germany when the war end ... Read more
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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
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"My Small Part In The War" by Johnnie H. Noles
First person account of WWII written by Orlando resident Johnnie N. Noles. After retiring from the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant, Johnny settled in Orlando and worked as an appraiser for the Orange County Property Appraiser's Office. He ser ... Read more
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WWII Veteran Audrey Tracy Interview
Listen to this interview  with WWII Veteran Audrey Tracy in Orlando, FL June 6th, 2010, D-Day. [audio mp3="http://orlandomemory.info/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/audrey_tracy.mp3"][/audio]   Veteran Tracy served in the U.S. Marine Corps i ... Read more
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Veteran Stephen Sterner Video Interview
Interview with Veteran Stephen Sterner at VFW 10147 in Apopka, FL, May 19th, 2010. Veteran Sterner graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and retired from the U.S. Navy in 1982. He visits the VA Hospital once a week, volunteers at the VFW and here displays ... Read more
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WWII Veteran Lyle Shaffer Interview
Interview with WWII Veteran Lyle Shaffer at the VA Medical Center in Orlando, FL May 26th, 2010. Veteran Schaffer was a Forward Observer with an observation point on the Rhine River during the WWII combat in Germany. He shares his love for America and the ... Read more
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WWII Veteran Rocco Covello
Interview with WWII Veteran Rocco Covello at VFW 4287 in Orlando, FL, Memorial Day, 2010. Veteran Covello served in WWII in the 4th Infantry Division in Germany. He recalls waiting to go on the frontline at Camp Lucky Strike Replacement Camp when the war ... Read more
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Vietnam Veteran Marv Suriff Interview
Interview with Vietnam Veteran Marv Suriff at VFW Post 10147 in Apopka, FL, May 19th, 2010. Veteran Suriff served in the U.S. Air Force in Thailand and Vietnam. His more memorable experiences include facing enemy fire from across the border and the great ... Read more