Events
D-Day, June 6th 1944: Remembering the Fallen
The officers and men of the 6th Naval Beach Battalion dedicate this plaque to our fallen comrades who gave their lives in defense of good over evil. They are silent sentinels who from their final resting place above the cliff perpetually watch over the sa ... Read more
Organizations
Memorial Day Remembrances at St. James Cathedral
ABOVE: Photo of Captain Tom Buning with General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, December 1990. Tom Buning graduated from West Point in 1981 and completed a combat tour in Desert Storm. Tom grew up in the last family home on Lake Eola at the corner of Robinson S ... 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 Herman Noles, and first person account of WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War by Forest Reid Noles, his brother. After retiring from the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant, Johnny ... Read more
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WWII Veteran Audrey Tracy Interview
Listen to this interview with WWII Veteran Audrey Tracy in Orlando, FL June 6, 2010, D-Day. LLISTEN (17:51) [audio mp3="http://orlandomemory.info/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/audrey_tracy.mp3"][/audio]   ABOVE: Photo of WWII Veteran Audrey ... 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 displ ... Read more
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WWII Veteran Lyle Shaffer Interview
ABOVE: WWII Veteran Lyle Shaffer at the VA Medical Center in Orlando, FL May 26th, 2010. 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 ... Read more
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WWII Veteran Rocco Covello
Interview with WWII Veteran Rocco Covello at VFW 4287 in Orlando, Florida, Memorial Day, May 31st, 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 Replacem ... 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
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WWII Veteran Walter Reinhold Interview
Interview with WWII Veteran Walter Reinhold at the VA Medical Center in Orlando, FL May 26th, 2010. LISTEN (15:57) [embed]http://orlandomemory.info/wp-content/uploads/audio/walter_reinhold.mp3[/embed]   Walter was born in Bavaria and ... Read more
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"Bank Robbery" by Lyle Shaffer
ABOVE: WWII Veteran Lyle Shaffer at the Orlando VA Medical Center in Orlando, FL, May 26, 2010. Read "Bank Robbery", an original story by WWII Veteran Lyle Shaffer resident at the Orlando VA Medical Center and participant in the Hospitalized Veterans W ... Read more
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WWII Veteran Robert Brodrick Interview
Interview on Mary 31, 2010, with WWII Veteran Robert Brodrick at VFW 4287 in Orlando, FL, Memorial Day 2010. Veteran Brodrick served in the U.S. Army as a Platoon Sergeant in Europe during WWII. He recalls in detail firsthand experiences liberating the ... Read more
Events
Pearl Harbor: December 7th, 1941
ABOVE: WWII Veteran Gerry Hosford at Delaney Street Baptist Church, Orlando, FL, May 30th, 2010. WWII Veteran and Orlando resident Jerry Kinsley recalls seeing Pearl Harbor "Pretty well shot up. I saw a lot of ships on their sides in the harbor." Other W ... Read more