Jim Schmidt, a 90-year-old from Fayette, North Carolina, was kicked out of the services twice during WWII. He was an impressive soldier, followed orders and willingly participated in dangerous assignments – so why did he get kicked out? Because he was only 14. While most boys his age were playing baseball, riding their bikes and […]

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Washington, DC, April 29, 2019 – The World War II Foundation will present its Leadership Award to former U.S. Senator Bob Dole in ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the French Embassy, Washington, D.C. on May 7, 2019. The award, a statue of an American eagle is presented annually to a deserving person of the […]

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — The World War II Foundation, headquartered on Wakefield’s Main St., has added an important piece of the war’s history to its Global Education Center. The foundation has received a piece of the USS Arizona, which was sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Less than 100 museums have received a […]

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Reviews: Dear Tim, Thank you so much for everything today. Today was one of – if not the single – best field trips I’ve taken students on in the 6.25 years that I’ve been an educator. The students were so engaged in your collection, in pushing each other’s curiosity, and with you. You were amazing […]

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This documentary focuses on the famed Japanese admiral, Isoroku Yamamoto, who was against war with the United States of America and Japan’s Axis relationship with Germany and Italy in World War II, yet when asked (advised strongly) to put his personal feelings aside, planned Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and […]

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Japanese television network NHK was one of many media outlets to cover the World War II Foundation’s recent trip in February to Nagaoka, Japan to film its latest documentary project on famed Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the architect of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway. Tom Selleck is scheduled to narrate […]

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Soon to be a Documentary Film Airing on American Public Television Narrated by Gary Sinise  Newsreel Video Click Here We follow a crew of explorers, led by legendary Chicago restaurateur Richard Portillo, to Bougainville, New Guinea to the northern Solomon Islands, Southwest Pacific) as they trek through dense jungle and deep mud to visit the […]

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Steve Belichick: War and Football chronicles the story of the father of Five-Time Super Bowl winning New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick. Steve Belichick’s amazing NFL story, his service to his country in World War II in the United States Navy in both Europe and the Pacific and his decades long coaching career at […]

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