WW2 -- Eyewitness to D-Day:
Sam Gibbons. Moderated by Gary Rhay. Introduced by Beverly Lindsey.:
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Description of Pictures: Sam M. Gibbons began his military service in June 1941 as part of the 101st Airborne Division. He led Parachute Infantry forces in the pre-dawn invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Elected to the Florida State House of Representatives in 1953, he served there until 1958; and from 1959 to 1963 served in the Florida State Senate. In 1962 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where he served until 1997, becoming Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in 1993.
Gary Rhay enlisted in the U.S. Army and fought in Vietnam in 1971-72. In 1996 he became in-house historian at Marathon Music and Video, which has a veterans’ oral history program that predates the Library of Congress project. The Marathon archive holds approximately 700 to 750 videotaped interviews, and is an official partner of the Veterans History Project.
Beverly Lindsey is the Director of the Veterans History Project at the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress. She was involved with the Project for three years as consultant on development, communications and outreach issues before assuming her current position. She has worked in the past with arts and humanities programs at the local, state and national level, as well as served on the Advisory Council of the National Endowment for Humanities.
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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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