June 22, 2009

Seeking World War II vets for a story

Anyone out there who can help me find a few World War II veterans who are willing to tell a story about their experiences? I have an editor who wants me to write up a few vets' stories -- and I have to do it right away.
The other thing is that we need pictures of the vets whose stories are used both from during the war and today.
So I'm looking for a few folks who are willing. You can contact me at scollins@bristolpress.com.

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12 comments:

Tim Gamache said...

Steve: Some names for you,John Lasnier,Ed Riccio(last Pearl Harbor survivor and great story teller)and Tom Kronkite.

Anonymous said...

Contact Defillippi - she can get you WWII vets, stories. She has a great rapport with many of them. She also has stories they gave her.

Chuck

Anonymous said...

In my past life I was a Panzer Commander in the Afrika Korps under Rommel.

Would you like to meet me for coffee?

War Sucks! said...

War, and the veteran's associated with it, is highly overrated! Give peace a chance!

Let the bashing and intolerance begin...

Anonymous said...

9:37:

I don't think Steve interviews losers

Anonymous said...

War sucks sucks.

War sucks sucks said...

War sucks,

You are free to state your opinion (those overrated veterans secured that for you)...no matter how stupid it is...maybe it would make more sense if it was written in Japanese???

Anonymous said...

1:54

That goes for 1:28 also!!!!

War Sucks! said...

@ June 23, 2009 2:31 PM
@ June 23, 2009 2:58 PM
@ June 23, 2009 3:27 PM

War is sooooooo ingrained in our national psyche that it's no surprise your brainwashed minds don't give it a second thought. Hence, unfortunately, the thoughtless cycle of acceptance continues. Yes Sir, may I have another... and another... and another... and another....

Anonymous said...

There are a lot of quiet heroes in town and most of them don't frequent the Clubs. I hope you find them.

Anonymous said...

June 23, 2009 6:33 PM:

I agree. Although these stories are interesting there are some locals (with questionable hero-qualifications) that seem to love to get there names in the paper as "war heros". For example no combat experience etc.

The quiet folks (men) who appreciate recognition but would rather not relive their personal horror (of war) are the ones we should respect the most. Those people are usually the genuine heroes. Although the real heroes are the ones who didn't make it back.

Anonymous said...

Its it great when you get the wannabe's who think they have veterans all figured out?
What a bunch of butt-cracks you all are.