ESPN’s sports issues oriented program Outside the Lines aired two segments with former Red Sox legend Curt Schilling focused on Rhode Island filmmaker Tim Gray’s efforts to honor those who led the way in Normandy, France on D-Day. Outside the Lines originated its program from the National Museum of World War II in New Orleans, […]

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By BOB KERR JOURNAL COLUMNIST NEWTON, Mass. — It seems best to start with the motorcycle, the one Izzy Arbeiter got on, fell off and got on again. In those first days of freedom, it was the motorcycle that took him to Anna. “After what she did for me, I had to try to find […]

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By LARRY ALEXANDER Staff Writer Lancaster County’s World War II hero, Maj. Richard D. Winters, was a man of quiet humility. But even he would’ve been hard-pressed to remain humble Thursday, when a documentary film highlighting his leadership skills made its world premiere at Franklin & Marshall College. The film, “Dick Winters: Hang Tough,” was […]

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‘Maggie’s War’ premieres in hometown of Megellas Sep. 08 fdlreporter.com “Good Night Serenade,” swing music from the 1940’s, the war years, wafted from the stage as the decorated World War II hero cast his charm about the room. No one could miss James “Maggie” Megellas with his shock of gray hair, his stature despite his […]

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by David Filipov: PLOCK, Poland—Israel Arbeiter crawls through an opening on the ground floor of an abandoned building and descends into the dank, garbage-strewn cellar below. He had last stood in this cellar about seven decades ago with his brother, Motek. Hitler had annexed a portion of Poland into his “Greater Germany.’’ Jews were being […]

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The national CBS Morning Show featured the unveiling of the Richard Winters Leadership Monument in Normandy, France on June 6th. CBS had a crew in France and in the United States where they interviewed Jordan Brown regarding his team-effort to raise almost $100,000 of the $250,000 needed for the statue. Please click here to see […]

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SAINTE-MARIE-DU-MONT, France (AP) — With World War II-era military planes darting overhead and Normandy’s Utah Beach visible in the distance, a bronze statue emerged from beneath a camouflage parachute, in tribute to a man whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the book and television series “Band of Brothers.” The unveiling of the Colorado-made statue of […]

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By Chris Burgeron Metrowest Daily News NATICK —Area veterans will relive the hardship, heroism and human cost of their World War II service on the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor on Wednesday at the premiere of a stirring documentary, “Saving the Reality,” that lives up to its title. Directed and produced by Tim Gray, the […]

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By Chris Bergeron/Daily News staff MetroWest Daily News NATICK —Elderly veterans recalled the horrors and heroism they witnessed on D-Day, in bombing raids over Europe and at Iwo Jima yesterday at the Museum of World War II, previewing stories being preserved in a documentary film. Emmanuel “Manny” Abrams, who navigated a B-24 Liberator bomber, remembered […]

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By Chris Bergeron/Daily News staff MetroWest Daily News NATICK —Elderly veterans recalled the horrors and heroism they witnessed on D-Day, in bombing raids over Europe and at Iwo Jima yesterday at the Museum of World War II, previewing stories being preserved in a documentary film. Emmanuel “Manny” Abrams, who navigated a B-24 Liberator bomber, remembered […]

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Jordan Brown, 11, a fourth-grader at South Lebanon Elementary School, wears his “Hang Tough” wristbands, at his home in South Lebanon Township. With all their texting, tweeting and Internet surfing, today’s kids might be the right-now generation. Who among them has time for what some call the greatest generation? Jordan Brown, for one. An 11-year-old […]

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Rhode Island Monthly magazine feature on Tim Gray’s efforts to honor the veterans and survivors of World War II. Please click here to be taken to article.

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