Two Gentlemen from Verona in Tokyo

written by Frank Santucci Frank Santucci is an Army veteran who has been attending VBC events and sharing stories for many years, along with his brother, Ralph Santucci. Frank is a one-person repository of stories especially about his beloved hometown of Verona, PA. Tiny Verona sits 13 miles up the Allegheny River from downtown

Preserving Your Veteran’s Story

written by Carole Wagener A veteran’s letters are a rich source that can be mined for gold when writing their stories. Using these first-person accounts, the events of the time when they were written should be reasonably historically accurate. Many veterans wrote letters home to their sweethearts or their parents who saved them. Some

Henry Parham

. . Henry Parham served with the 320th Anti-Aircraft Barrage Balloon Battalion, the only all-black unit to land on Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944.  Henry served in a segregated army, where African Americans were treated as second-class citizens.  But to this native of Greenville, Virginia, segregation in the military

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