Kingston, RI-February 13, 2014- The World War II Foundation is very pleased to announce that Emmy Award-winning actor Damian Lewis (Homeland, Band of Brothers) has agreed to become the Global Spokesperson for the 501c3 mission of the foundation. Lewis is best known for his role as Major Richard D. Winters in HBO’s Band of Brothers. […]

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Kingston, Rhode Island (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 American Public Television has awarded a National Programming Excellence award to the Rhode Island-based World War II Foundation for its series of documentary films chronicling the personal stories of the WWII generation. The award is the highest honor given to an organization or production company that provides APT […]

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It’s another one of those stories that you would think came from the fanciful Hollywood writer: Paratroopers land behind enemy lines; enemy opens fire; paratroopers and enemy wounded are strewn about the village; two medics run out of an old church, drag the wounded from both sides into the church and save their lives. As […]

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WFSB in Hartford, CT aired a report just recently on the World War II Foundation’s film trip to Belgium to retrace the footsteps of Bruce Sundlun, a Jewish-American B-17 pilot. Sundlun’s plane, the “Damn Yankee” was shot down and he crashed landed in the village of Jabbeke. From there, Sundlun lived one of the great […]

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By Bob Kerr/Journal Staff Writer Jean Kerr cried some as she unwrapped the two battered pieces of metal. She didn’t expect tears. She wasn’t quite 11 back in 1944 when the telegram telling of her father’s death in Normandy arrived at the house in Newport. She thought her memories would remain firmly where they had […]

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