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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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Displacement Camp Photo of Holocaust Survivor Helen Greenspun
Photo of Holocaust survivor Helen Garfinkel at  the  Ainring, Germany Displacement  Camp where she lived  from 1946 to 1948. The  displaced  persons  camp  (DP Camp) was a former German Air Force base located  near Freilassing  ten miles from Hi ... Read more
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A Celebration of Jewish Life in Orlando
My son was born at Orange Memorial Hospital which it was called at that time. We had a circumcision in a downstairs room ...It was during Passover. And my sister in law baked a sponge cake and she placed powdered sugar over it and they served wine. And th ... 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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The Retail Outlook From Centenarian Myrtle Skop Rutberg
Myrtle Skop Rutberg remembers when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt changed Thanksgiving Day to allow an extra week of shopping before Christmas. She also recalls diagonal parking along Orange Avenue and people parking along the avenue just to watch th ... Read more
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Betty and Corrie Cangelose at Lake Eola, 1945
1945 photo of Orlando native Betty Cangelose (Wheeler) with her mother, Corrie Cangelose, at Lake Eola.These photos were sent overseas to her father, Joseph J. Cangelose,  in Europe serving in the Army Air Corps in WWII. ... 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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College Park, circa 1950
Photo of Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes College Park home at the corner of 3 East Winter Park Avenue and Depauw, circa 1950.Granddaughter Betty Wheeler recalls the beautiful camphor tree in front of her grandparents home and notes the home came with an orange grove. ... Read more
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Helen Greenspun with Sir Martin Gilbert
Photo of Holocaust survivor Helen Greenspun with British historian Sir Martin Gilbert.Gilbert has written extensively on the State of Israel, the Holocaust, and World War II. He is the author of what became the most voluminous biography ever written o ... Read more
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Helen Garfinkel Performing on Stage in Ainring
Photos of Holocaust survivor Helen Garfinkel performing on stage at Displacement Camp (DP) in Ainring, Germany. Ms. Garfinkel was liberated from Allach concentration camp on April 29th, 1945 by the United States Military. After recuperating in a ho ... Read more