WW2 -- World War II Veterans as Baseball Players:
Bob Feller (Navy and Cleveland Indians), Monte Irvin (Army and New York Giants), and Buck O’Neil (Navy and Kansas City Monarchs). Moderated by Liane Hansen.:
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Description of Pictures: Bob Feller served four years in the U.S. Navy, earning eight battle stars as the chief of a gun crew on the battleship USS Alabama. Known for his fiery fastball, he holds the record as the pitcher with the most wins (266) in Cleveland Indians history. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962 (his first year of eligibility).
Monte Irvin served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945. He began playing professional baseball with the Newark Eagles of the Negro National League in 1937, and later played with the New York Giants from 1949 to 1955. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973.
John Jordan (Buck) O’Neil served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He played for many years with the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro National League, and managed the team from 1948 to 1955. In 1956, he was hired by the Chicago Cubs as a scout, and in 1962, still with the Cubs, he became the first African-American coach in the Major Leagues. He is currently chairman of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.
Liane Hansen has been the host on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Sunday since 1989. Previously she hosted Performance Today, NPR's award-winning daily two-hour classical music and arts information program, and served as a regular guest host for NPR's newsmagazines and Fresh Air with Terry Gross.
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2004_DC_WW2_Surigao_040528: WW2 -- Battle of Surigao Strait:
Sen. John Warner and Adm. J. L. Holloway. Moderated by Dave Winkler (4 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Eagles_040528: WW2 -- Creating, Crafting, and Installing the Memorial’s Bronze Eagles:
Raymond Kaskey (Sculptor, Kaskey Studio), Larry Welker, Owner (Laran Bronze), Patrick Oakes (Executive Vice-President, Apex Piping Systems, Inc.). Moderated by John Vlach. (9 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Monument_040527: WW2 -- Designing the Memorial: Architecture and Sculpture:
Friedrich St. Florian (Design Architect, Natl World War II Memorial) and Raymond Kaskey (Sculptor, Kaskey Studio). Moderated by John Vlach. (6 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Blacks_040528: WW2 -- Experience of African Americans in World War II:
Ossie Davis (Army) and William J. Powell (Army). Moderated by Linda Wertheimer. (6 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_DDay_040527: WW2 -- Eyewitness to D-Day:
Sam Gibbons. Moderated by Gary Rhay. Introduced by Beverly Lindsey. (6 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Internment_040530: WW2 -- Internment of Japanese Americans in Wyoming:
Norman Mineta (Secretary of Transportation) and Alan Simpson (former U.S. Senator from Wyoming). Moderated by Marc Pachter (12 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Nissei_040527: WW2 -- Japanese Americans in World War II:
Grant Ichikawa (Military Intelligence Service), Norman Ikari (442nd Regimental Combat Team), and Jean Kariya (Internment Camp Survivor). Moderated by Franklin Odo. (6 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Navajo_040528: WW2 -- Navajo Code Talkers:
Sam Billison, Keith Little, and Sam Smith. Moderated by Jeff Anthony (11 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Tuskegee_040527: WW2 -- Tuskegee Airmen:
Lee Archer, Thomas Lowery, and Charles McGee. Moderated by Thomas Doherty. (9 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Holocaust_040530: WW2 -- U.S. Army and the Holocaust
John Dolibois (interrogator of Nazi War Criminals at Nuremberg) and John Withers (aided Holocaust survivors in Germany). Moderated by Jeff Anthony. (11 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Mall: WW2 -- Various pictures of the Mall during the Tribute to A Generation: Natl World War II Reunion (83 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Pres_040527: WW2 -- Veterans as Presidential Candidates:
Bob Dole (Army, 10th Mountain Division) and George McGovern (Army Air Forces). Moderated by Marc Pachter (12 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Baseball_040530: WW2 -- World War II Veterans as Baseball Players:
Bob Feller (Navy and Cleveland Indians), Monte Irvin (Army and New York Giants), and Buck O’Neil (Navy and Kansas City Monarchs). Moderated by Liane Hansen. (8 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Film_040530: WW2 -- World War II Veterans as Film Performers:
Jack Palance (Army Air Forces). Moderated by Thomas Doherty (8 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Journalists_040528: WW2 -- World War II Veterans as Journalists:
Allen Neuharth (Army, USA Today) and Mike Wallace (Navy, CBS News), Moderated by Thomas Doherty (29 photos from 2004)
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2004 photos: Equipment this year: I bought two Fujifilm S7000 digital cameras. While they produced excellent images, I found all of the retractable-lens Fuji models had a disturbing tendency to get dust inside the lens. Dark blurs would show up on the images and the camera had to be sent back to the shop in order to get it fixed. I returned one of the cameras when the blurs showed up in the first month. I found myself buying extended warranties on cameras.
Trips this year: (1) Margot and I went off to Scotland for a few days, my first time overseas. (2) I went to Hawaii on business (such a deal!) and extended it, spending a week in Hawaii and another in California. (3) I went to Tennessee to man a booth and extended it to go to my third Fan Fair country music festival.
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