Thursday, December 18, 2008

Important new reports on Veterans

Check this daily update of new reports from government agencies, ngo’s, think tanks, and other groups

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

2nd Annual Veterans History Project Breakfast

took place on Thursday morning, November 6,at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium of the Niles Public Library. 22 of the veterans who have participated in the national oral history project through the Niles library were applauded by 60 other guests.

Back Row left to right: Kenneth Radnitzer, Russell Zapel, Ralph Friedman, Max Kolpas, Martin O'Grady, Niels Larsen, Donald Spitzer
Middle Row: Walter Tymczuk, Mike Kozyra, Don Lewan, Sam Schechter, Matthew Wojtaszek, Irving Abramson, Jack Weinberg, Robert Crandall
Front Row: William Shipp, Hyman Ray, Paul Schneller, Martha Shipp John DeCecco, William Shipp, Hyman Ray, Paul Schneller, Martha Shipp John DeCecco, Chuck Jacobs and Richard Vana.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Veterans History Project Interview- Richard J. Rogala

As a crew member of the USS Pueblo which was seized by the North Koreans in 1968, Mr. Rogala was a prisoner of war for 11 months. During 2008,the 40th annniversary year of this international incident, he is asking his fellow citizens to contact their elected representatives to effect the return of the USS Pueblo to the United States. The ship's return from Pyongyang Harbor would provide more closure for the difficult and painful period of captivity. Mr. Rogala received the above copy of a letter which his Congressman wrote to Secretary of State Rice.

Veterans History Project Interview - Max Kolpas

Veterans History Project transcripts and audio recordings of the memoirs of service, including transcript, audio file and searchable file of Mr. Kolpas's interview are available at the Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton St. Niles, IL. They are also now available over the internet via the library's website at 

Thursday, March 20, 2008

TRACES Bus-eum Visits Niles Public Library

Touring the Midwest, the expert driver and guide Irving Kellman piloted the traveling 40' museum bus from St. Paul to its 3 hour stop at the Niles Public Library on Sunday afternoon March 16th. The visit was scheduled as a Veterans History Project event to increase awareness of the the valuable collection of service memoirs.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Behind Barbed Wire: Midwest POWs in Nazi Germany

The TRACES History Center's mobile bus museum
visits the Niles (IL) Public Library on Sunday, March 16, 2008, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Admission is free, and advance registration is not required.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

WWII Events, Maps, from awesome

Many of the topics are accessible without having to sign up.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

WW2 People's War

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) asked the public to contribute their memories of World War Two to a website between June 2003 and January 2006. This archive of 47,000 stories and 15,000 images is the result.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

American War Poetry

This book of poems, edited by Lorrie Goldensohn, is recommended by a participant in the Veterans History Project, Mr. Ralph Friedman, who served in World War II. The book can be found in many public libraries, including the Niles Public Library.