WWII Roundtable

WWII Roundtable It's where American Heroes meet! Our monthly meetings feature American & British hero guest speakers with absolutely incredible stories! If you are a Veteran, historian, war aficionado or just plain like rubbing elbows with true American Heroes, then the WWII Roundtable is just the ticket for you.

You are always welcome! $10 at the door includes a delicious buffet dinner. Some of our special events require an advance ticket purchase. WWII Roundtable meetings are on the 4th Monday of each month at the Knights of Columbus beginning at 5:30 pm. Address is 2100 East 71st or at 71st and Keystone. Buffet is optional Call Annabel at 1-317-244-3929 or Allen at 1-765-482-1683

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09/27/2021

Congratulations to World War II Veteran who was presented the Sagamore of the Wabash Award 🇺🇲

Daviess County, Washington, IN:
Ned B. Kent, 104-year-old World War II veteran received the “Sagamore of the Wabash”.

Indiana State Police Superintendent, Doug Carter, presented Kent with the award on behalf of Governor Eric Holcomb. Superintendent Carter helped petition for the award for Kent to receive, after they met during memorial services at the State Police Post in Jasper, IN. Retired Trooper, Gordon Hochmeister, has brought Kent to the memorial service on several occasions.

Kent was born in 1920 in Greene County, In. Kent graduated from Sandborn High School and from Lockears Business College and was drafted by the US Army in January of 1941. Kent served four years and nine months in the US Army, serving in the European Theater of War in Africa and Italy.

Congratulations!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETTY!!
09/23/2021

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETTY!!

Happy 100th to Ranger Betty Reid Soskin!

Betty Reid Soskin is the oldest active ranger in the National Park Service. Over the past decade and a half, Ranger Betty has shared her experiences as well as the efforts and sacrifices of women from diverse backgrounds living and working on the WWII home front at Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park. Learn more about Betty’s inspiring work at: https://www.nps.gov/rori/learn/historyculture/betty-reid-soskin.htm

To mark this occasion, share your birthday messages, photos, or experiences attending one of her programs.

Want a virtual #RangerBetty100 stamp? Visit the Passport To Your National Parks website at http://ow.ly/LB3a50G2vPN

#FindYourInnerBetty #BeLikeBetty

Image: Betty Reid Soskin in front of park visitor center. NPS

07/17/2021

September 2019
Pledge of Allegiance 🇺🇲

06/06/2021
05/31/2021
05/06/2021

FAREWELL, SAILOR

USS Indianapolis CA-35 Survivor James Smith loved his family, his ship, and his donuts (he had a great story about them aboard Indy). He also loved life, all 96 years of it.

It is with profound sadness that we say goodbye to this hero. James passed away today. Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.

He shared his stories in person and on Zoom, never failing to captivate his audience and also managing to make them laugh. To say he was a treasure is an understatement.

Fair winds and following seas, James.

Announcing the Indiana Vietnam Veterans Gift!
03/25/2021
Announcing the Indiana Vietnam Veterans Gift!

Announcing the Indiana Vietnam Veterans Gift!

A FREE Gift to Indiana Veterans who served during the Vietnam War 1955-1975 Indiana's own Sammy L. Davis, Medal of Honor - Vietnam 1967 "Welcome Home, my Brothers and Sisters. This free Gift of Gratit

Photos from Jim "P*e Wee" Martin (G/506)'s post
03/05/2021

Photos from Jim "P*e Wee" Martin (G/506)'s post

Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen 🇺🇲
02/15/2021
Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen

Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen 🇺🇲

A preview of Robin Roberts’ special on the legendary group of African Americans who were the first men of color to fly as pilots in the U.S. Air Force.

Today we recognize FOUR CHAPLAINS DAY- The Four Chaplains were four World War II chaplains who died while rescuing civil...
02/03/2021
Remembering the Four Chaplains

Today we recognize FOUR CHAPLAINS DAY- The Four Chaplains were four World War II chaplains who died while rescuing civilian and military personnel as the troop ship SS Dorchester sank on February 3, 1943. Congress established February 3, as Four Chaplains Day in 1988. This day is observed across the country with official proclamations and, sometimes, flags flying at half-mast. Pictured from left, Alexander D. Goode, George L. Fox, Clark V. Poling, and John P. Washington.

https://www.laureloutlook.com/content/remembering-four-chaplains

The Four Chaplains, also referred to as the “Immortal Chaplains” or the “Dorchester Chaplains,” were four World War II chaplains who died while rescuing civilian and military personnel as the troop ship SS Dorchester sank on February 3, 1943 after being torpedoed by a German submarine.

01/14/2021
Jim "P*e Wee" Martin (G/506)
12/16/2020
Jim "P*e Wee" Martin (G/506)

Jim "P*e Wee" Martin (G/506)

(YouTube link) Friends: On this 76th anniversary of the beginning of the "Battle of the Bulge" I will be participating in this livestream. It is my understanding I will be on at approximately 2:30 EST here in the U.S.. I look forward to seeing everyone and answering your questions.

Brandywine Creek Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
12/11/2020

Brandywine Creek Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

Brandywine Creek Chapter member Bonnie Keahey Wooten shared these photos of her maternal uncle, Paul Eugene Stephens, a Pearl Harbor survivor. Her uncle Paul was a Lieutenant JG on USS Tracy which was docked at Pearl Harbor for repairs on December 7, 1941. Paul and his fellow sailors were awakened by bombing and ran down to the harbor to man small boats pulling survivors from the water. It was a day he never forgot. His parents and five sisters at home were anxious until they heard he had survived the horrible attack. Today, we remember the attack at Pearl Harbor 79 years ago.

🇺🇲❤🇺🇲❤🇺🇲Famous WWII Army Air Corps Veteran Chuck Yeager dies
12/08/2020
Indiana Aviation

🇺🇲❤🇺🇲❤🇺🇲
Famous WWII Army Air Corps Veteran Chuck Yeager dies

"Right Stuff" Chuck Yeager, 97, passes away. Rest in eternal peace, Hero🇺🇲

11/21/2020
13 WHAM ABC

13 WHAM ABC

TREMENDOUS: This 105 year old WWII veteran got a surprise birthday party.

CAF Dixie Wing to Dedicate P-63 Kingcobra in honor of WWII “Rosie the Riveter”https://commemorativeairforce.org/news/caf...
11/18/2020
CAF Dixie Wing to Dedicate P-63 Kingcobra in honor of WWII “Rosie the Riveter”

CAF Dixie Wing to Dedicate P-63 Kingcobra in honor of WWII “Rosie the Riveter”

https://commemorativeairforce.org/news/caf-dixie-wing-to-dedicate-p-63-kingcobra-in-honor-of-wwii-rosie-the-riveter?utm_source=CAF+Members&utm_campaign=1b584efbc2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_21_04_16_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7ca59ea8d2-1b584efbc2-90159789&mc_cid=1b584efbc2&mc_eid=1de798d191

November 16, 2020, Peachtree City, GA– On Saturday, November 14, 2020, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing held a dedication ceremony for their assigned P-63 Kingcobra. The aircraft was named "Miss Betty" in honor of long time Wing member Betty Bishop. During World War II Bishop worked fo...

Watch P*eWee tonight!!  HERO🇺🇸
11/10/2020

Watch P*eWee tonight!! HERO🇺🇸

Friends: I spent much of the day today with NBC Nightly News. The story will run on tonight’s broadcast. It is my understanding that it will run near the end. Tune to your local NBC channel.

Indy Veterans
11/10/2020

Indy Veterans

🇺🇲Crew Carwash to provide a FREE Carwash in honor of Veterans Day🇺🇲
Crew Carwash is happy to honor those who have served our country by offering a Free Carwash to Veterans and Active Military on Veterans Day.

Tomorrow only, Veterans and Active Military, please stop by any 35 Crew Carwash locations, and let CREW show our appreciation!

Open 7 am - 9 pm.

We are deeply saddened to hear of Bob Robertson's passing. His stories were entertaining and gave us a small glimpse of ...
11/09/2020

We are deeply saddened to hear of Bob Robertson's passing. His stories were entertaining and gave us a small glimpse of the Greatest Generation. Thanks to Sherry, who brought him to our dinner programs. Rest in peace, Hero🇺🇲

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans
10/31/2020

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans

On the ground and safe, 101st Airborne WWII Veteran Jim "P*eWee" Martin (99 year old) just jumped with his son in Florida. He was unable to make his 75th Anniversary jump over Normandy so this had to feel good being able to make one last jump🇺🇲
Salute, Sir!!

10/28/2020

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I'm excited to give a zoom talk tonight to WWII Roundtable about my book, It Was Our War Too: Youth in the Shadows of WWII. We'll talk about Resistance fighters, a Rosie the Riveter and may have a couple of special guests. This website has the link: https://www.wwiiroundtable.com/.
Obituary: Harry Donovan WWII Veteran 🇺🇸🎖⛑✈️👨‍✈️👨‍🚀 https://www.facebook.com/1450891231/posts/10219936702195184/?d=n
🇺🇸 🎖 ⛑ 👨‍✈️ 🧑‍🚀 ✈️ ❤️ 🤍 💙 🇺🇸 A post today shared by my longtime friend and neighbor: Cheryle Rowe Donovan, about her father-in-law ... Harry Donovan Age 98 WWII Veteran Bomber Pilot “A farewell to another great man and longtime resident of North Willow Farms. Harry Donovan Jr. - passed away peacefully Saturday evening, February 1, 2020 - in his home. He was 98 years old and a great man. He served in WWII as a Bomber Pilot, flew over 20 missions, and retired from FC Tucker after 25+ years. His family and friends will miss him greatly. We love you Grandad !!!!” 🇺🇸 🎖 ⛑ 👨‍✈️ 🧑‍🚀 ✈️ ❤️ 🤍 💙 🇺🇸
UPDATE: as of 1/27/2020 10:00am today: Hi ... RE: ❌🚗 Ride Request Cancelled .. Update => I checked in with Bob and his substitute caregiver ... ... Bob will miss the January WWII Roundtable dinner/program today .... I will be sure to bring him to the February dinner/program 🇺🇸🎖⛑ ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ ❌Please cancel the following ride request: ⬇️ I sent this message through Facebook Messenger ... ⬇️ 🙋‍♀️Hello and Happy New Year 2020‼️🎉 .. This is Sherry McCabe. I regularly attend the monthly dinner meetings with WWII US Army Veteran, Robert (Bob) Roberson (age 96 1/2) 🇺🇸🎖⛑ ... ... I am in Arkansas from 1/18-2/2, Grandsons-sitting ... .... I am messaging to see if anyone from the Roundtable could give Bob a ride to and from the Monday January 27 dinner program? ..... I just learned my substitute caregiver for Bob does not drive after dark ... ..... Bob lives in North Willow Farms, NW Indianapolis, near West 86th and Ditch Road ... 📲 Please respond to this message or call/text my cell anytime. If Yes, please contact me to confirm and for helpful instructions ... ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️