Tag Archives: World War II

World War II Veterans Are Losing Touch

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Joe Ruggiero, a thin, soft-spoken man of 84, sat quietly at the dimly lit Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 5195 in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Several Vietnam and Korean War veterans sat with him in the smoky bar, laughing and chatting. “It’s hard to get in touch with anyone,” he told me, referring to his World […]

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Real World (War): The Pacific Ocean

Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by .

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I find there are few things harder for me as a journalist than “drowning rabbits,” as one instructor put it, and paying lots of money out-of-pocket for a story (well, to travel to it). I figure at some point, when a living can be made from reporting, media companies will reimburse travel expenses – but […]

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Contrasting Veteran Experiences Between Wars

Posted on 19. Nov, 2009 by .

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They call it the Forgotten War.  But Lou Crispiano has not forgotten. He served in the army during the Korean War but feels his service was largely ignored by citizens at home.  Crispiano was a teen when his brother served in World War II and came home to block parties and celebrations like the ones […]

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