Friday, November 9, 2018

Annual Veterans Month Exhibit honors WWII Navy

The Niles-Maine Library District

gratefully acknowledges the generosity and insight shared in this exhibit by Niles resident, collector and historian, Chris Reuscher and his wife Laura.

Further details explaining the uniforms

of World War II can be read on Chris's website

“the place to discover and explore United States military uniforms & clothing of the WWII era.”

Charles “Chuck” Jacobs, the first World War II Niles resident, to be interviewed for the Niles Veterans History Project, served as Pharmacist’s Mate 2/C on the Destroyer Escort USS Sims which is depicted on the left in the exhibit backdrop.

Chuck’s interview and those of other veterans can be read upstairs in the Veterans History Corner

and via the library’s website at

Saturday, November 3, 2018

12th Annual Veterans History Project Breakfast

70 in all attended a library signature event on Friday morning, November 2, as 22 veterans participated in the  Roll Call.  The Sweet Reminder Duet as the Andrews Sisters provided the musical finale, adding new numbers in tribute to the Vietnam veterans now in attendance.

The veterans appearing in the picture are from left to right in the first row: Mike McNulty (wheelchair), Mort Elenbogen, Ira Graham, Kenneth Lee, and William Shipp. In the first row seated in chairs on the stage from left to right are Charles Matz, Harry Webber, Matt Wojtaszek, Irv Abramson, Bette Horstman, Arthur Shapiro, and Ray Marchetta. Seated in the second row from left to right are Don Gloor, Pat Gerard (not visible), Roger Salamon and Rolf Hellman. Standing in the last row from left to right are Gary Warner, Michael Tuscano, Dennis Nilsson, Martin Passarella, John Andres, Jr., and Russel Zapel.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Timely New Book Recommended for the Centenary of the November 11,1918 Armistice

"Meticulously researched"  "bold and bracing"

This "NEW" title is filed at 940.12 W356 in the 3rd Floor New Book Section.     

Professor Wawro demonstrates that the American contribution was indispensable to the
Allied Victory.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Niles-Maine District Library Adds Key Vietnam Reference Work

Michael P. Kelley's Where We Were in Vietnam: a comprehensive guide to the firebases, military installations and naval vessels of the Vietnam War, 1945-75 is shelved on the 3rd floor at 959.7043 K29 .

Plans Announced for Native American Veterans Memorial on the National Mall

A Massachusetts follower of this blog sent this item and a link to the White Wolf Pack web site article . There are 140,000 living Native American veterans of whom 16,000 are female and at present time there are 31,000 Native Americans in the American armed forces. The National Museum of the American Indian announced that the competition opens on November 11 and the finalist submissions will be chosen by January 25.