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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

July 27th, 2004, 10:58 pm #1

In a previous post, Brolly mentioned registering WWII Veterans for the WWII Memorial...

It is very simple to do and you can make the entry as simple or detailed as you like. I registered my Father and several Uncles and a few of Dad's shipmates. It was my way of honoring them.

The link is

http://www.wwiimemorial.com/default.asp ... page=intro


There is also the Veteran's History Project. This project is an effort to record Veteran's histories - their lives, war experiences.. They will accept hand written information (or you can type it on the form), video tapes, audio tapes and photographs. I've printed out several of the questionnaires as well as one of my own (they've made it a fill in type form) for Dad's shipmates and my Uncles who served. Like many of you, they don't like to talk about their experiences to family members. I respect your/their feelings. Some might find it easier to record their history for someone outside of their immediate family. This is a way to do that. All I ask is that you consider participating... It's a way future generations can obtain real insight into what you experienced. The forms are easy to print, there are interviews available to look over. The link is

http://www.loc.gov/folklife/vets/

Thanks for considering this...and to the Blue and Gold Crew - just think of what you can add with the LST 325 experience!
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Joined: July 8th, 2003, 4:49 am

July 27th, 2004, 11:42 pm #2

<font face="comic sans ms" color=navy size=4>Like Brolly (and maybe SeaBat too?), I'm a Lifetime Charter Member of the World War II Memorial. I "enrolled" my Dad in 2000. It's a great way not only to give a continuing and lasting tribute to your Dad, but also to help support this wonderful WWII Memorial.

I feel a particular fondness and affinity for fellow sons and daughters. In some ways, we've become our own little community. Quite literally, we're all "in the same boat." We haven't lived through their experiences, but we can most certainly honor them. As I wrote on my LST 1110 website, "What counts is that we keep the memory alive, with due credit to those who have served our country and all it stands for. The torch is ours to carry now -- let us carry it with pride, dignity, honor, and remembrance of those who have left us such an outstanding legacy. And let us strive to be deserving."

I, too, would encourage people to honor their parents this way.

Also, you can do much the same thing through The Navy Log at http://www.lonesailor.org. My Dad is on that one too.

Whether our serving parents are still with us or not, the both of these are terrific ways of paying our respects, and making sure that the recognition of their service and dedication lives on.
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http://www.LSTMemorial.org
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Joined: June 19th, 2004, 12:40 am

July 29th, 2004, 12:48 am #3

In a previous post, Brolly mentioned registering WWII Veterans for the WWII Memorial...

It is very simple to do and you can make the entry as simple or detailed as you like. I registered my Father and several Uncles and a few of Dad's shipmates. It was my way of honoring them.

The link is

http://www.wwiimemorial.com/default.asp ... page=intro


There is also the Veteran's History Project. This project is an effort to record Veteran's histories - their lives, war experiences.. They will accept hand written information (or you can type it on the form), video tapes, audio tapes and photographs. I've printed out several of the questionnaires as well as one of my own (they've made it a fill in type form) for Dad's shipmates and my Uncles who served. Like many of you, they don't like to talk about their experiences to family members. I respect your/their feelings. Some might find it easier to record their history for someone outside of their immediate family. This is a way to do that. All I ask is that you consider participating... It's a way future generations can obtain real insight into what you experienced. The forms are easy to print, there are interviews available to look over. The link is

http://www.loc.gov/folklife/vets/

Thanks for considering this...and to the Blue and Gold Crew - just think of what you can add with the LST 325 experience!
maybe the overseas support crew could add some of their expreiences
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Joined: September 14th, 2003, 9:51 pm

July 29th, 2004, 7:03 pm #4

In a previous post, Brolly mentioned registering WWII Veterans for the WWII Memorial...

It is very simple to do and you can make the entry as simple or detailed as you like. I registered my Father and several Uncles and a few of Dad's shipmates. It was my way of honoring them.

The link is

http://www.wwiimemorial.com/default.asp ... page=intro


There is also the Veteran's History Project. This project is an effort to record Veteran's histories - their lives, war experiences.. They will accept hand written information (or you can type it on the form), video tapes, audio tapes and photographs. I've printed out several of the questionnaires as well as one of my own (they've made it a fill in type form) for Dad's shipmates and my Uncles who served. Like many of you, they don't like to talk about their experiences to family members. I respect your/their feelings. Some might find it easier to record their history for someone outside of their immediate family. This is a way to do that. All I ask is that you consider participating... It's a way future generations can obtain real insight into what you experienced. The forms are easy to print, there are interviews available to look over. The link is

http://www.loc.gov/folklife/vets/

Thanks for considering this...and to the Blue and Gold Crew - just think of what you can add with the LST 325 experience!
Thought I would post (since History is the theme) - that LST 325 (and LST 388) were the subjects of the Photo of the Month on the web site of the U.S. Navy Historical Center (Photographic Section) for the month of April, 2004. Web site is: http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/pic-mon.htm - just scroll down the page. It is the well known shot of the stern of our beloved LST at low tide. The Photographic Section has an extensive selection of photographs of various vessels throughout the history of our nation - located at the Washington Navy Yard (very near where we were to be moored during our D.C. area visit this summer). But, you have to call ahead and let them know you are coming - whether to do research, or just to visit their museum or one of the vessels they have (USS Barry - DD933, whale Boat, LCVP, and Swift Boat).
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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

July 29th, 2004, 9:46 pm #5

Good to 'see' you.... It was so nice to meet you, the Ostranders and Glenn Isaacs in Philadelphia! You can now swear that there is indeed such a thing as a SeaBat....much to your regret!

Again, good to meet all of you...and thanks for the LST conversation....
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