"Fall of American Outposts: Guam & Wake Islands"

by Dr. John Shively, author/historian and WWII Roundtable member, In-person speaker

WWII Roundtable Dinner Meeting, March 22, 2021

This lecture is the third in a lecture series, 'The Pacific Theater 1941 - 1945.' The emphasis is on the fall of Wake. (See top of this page, "The Pacific Theater 1941 - 1945")

German Occupation of Guernsey in WW2

Five Years 1940-1045

Photographs of Wartime Artifacts and Installations

​Katherine Lerch & Marlene Mendonsa's 2019 Trip

Presented via Zoom, Monday, August 24, 2020

October WWII Roundtable Hybrid Dinner Meeting (In-Person & Zoom)

 Monday, ​October 25, 2021

Hybrid Program, In-person and via Zoom, October 26, 2020


Guest Speakers:

Kyle Carone


Ryan Zimpleman

Two Army veterans who served multiple tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, & other hot spots​​ in the years from 2002 through 2019.

Honoring Women in theMilitary Month

“From a Jack to a King – ​Farm Girl to World Stage”​

Photo source: US Department of Defense,  

Photo by: Army Sgt. Khylee Woodford VIRIN: 201210-A-FS682-782C.JPG

Photo name and link: "Hanukkah Song" 201210-A-FS682-782C.JPG (6720×4480) (defense.gov)

Remember our Veterans this Memorial Day!

Watch the Pearl Harbor Wreath Laying at the U.S. Navy Memorial
Every year, the U.S. Navy Memorial holds a ceremony remembering Veteran's on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Top Navy leadership will speak at this event and a full ceremony will be held to honor service men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

U.S. Navy Memorial Plaza. 

701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, 20004
Featuring the U.S. Navy Band & Ceremonial Guard

Register to watch the ceremony online www.NavyMemorial.org

Presented Via Zoom, Monday, September 28, 2020

Video program, Monday, January 25, 2021

"Gerald Mansbach served as a sergeant and tank commander in the U.S. Army. Mansbach’s Fourth Armored Division was part of Gen. George S. Patton’s Third Army. Mansbach's military honors include a Purple Heart, Silver Star, and Bronze Star. In 2013 he was awarded the prestigious French Legion of Honor, originally created by Napoleon Bonaparte." (January 2021 Newsletterpgs. 1, 6.)

September WWII Roundtable Hybrid Dinner Meeting ​​

In-Person and via Zoom 

Monday, ​September 27, 2021, 7:00 PM​​ 

Ray Featherstone, Sr.'s Submarine Chaser 38 in WWI & Honoring the "Boys on the Boat"

With in-person speaker, Kathryn Lerch, Founder & Director Park Tudor School's Legacy Initiative Program​​

Gerald Mansbach’s

World War II Memories​​​

Arlington National Cemetery, October 2018

Steve Furste, In-person speaker.

WWII Roundtable Hybrid Dinner Meeting (In-Person and via Zoom)

Monday, April 26, 2021

"Steve Furste relates his father’s unique WWII service and life in England and much more..." See April 2021 Newsletter, pages 2 & 13.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​WWII Roundtable Hybrid Dinner Meeting (In-Person and via Zoom)

Monday, ​July 26, 2021, 7:00 PM​​ 

"Faustian Bargain: The Soviet-German Partnership

& The Origins of the Second World War"

by Ian Ona Johnson, PhD, In-person speaker

​from the University of Notre Dame​​

The attack on Pearl Harbor, Sunday, December 7, 1941

​​​​​​​"Honoring Our Fallen Warriors Overseas"​
The Story of American Cemeteries on Foreign Soil and

the Work of the American Battle Monuments Commission

by Ron May​, WWII Roundtable member, author & historian

​WWII Roundtable Meeting via Zoom, Monday, February 22, 2021, 7:00 PM

WWII Roundtable Hybrid Dinner Meeting ​​(In-Person and via Zoom)

Monday, ​August 23, 2021, 7:00 PM​​ 

Revised program:

Americans of Japanese Ancestry & WWII Order 9066: 

A Shameful History of Incarceration

Speaker, Marlene Mendonsa

We regret our featured speakers are unable to attend, but we anticipate an excellent and informative program.

Please remember to RSVP!

December WWII Roundtable Hybrid Dinner Meeting (In-Person and via Zoom)

Monday, ​December 6, 2021, 7:00 PM​​

Featured Program: Inviting Members & Guests to Share Their Story

"Remembering Pearl Harbor" or "A Christmas or a Hanukkah Memory"

(RSVP is required to share your story!)

Via Zoom only, December 28, 2020​

"When you RSVP, please let Karl Kleinbub know if you wish to be included on the list to “tell a special story”. This is to be no longer than 3-5 minutes. You will relate your story via Zoom. It may be a favorite holiday event you remember or what you (or a relative) experienced while in the service, or something from Christmas or Hanukkah." (December 2020 Newsletter, page 1)

December 7th National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ​Wreath Laying Ceremony

November WWII Roundtable Hybrid Dinner Meeting (In-Person and via Zoom)

Monday, ​November 22, 2021, 7:00 PM​​​​

Featured program: 

Guest speaker, Robert Baker, WWII veteran

20th Air Force, 58th Bomb Wing of 568th Bomb Group

China - Burma - India

(Interviewed by his son, Kent Baker)

"4th Bombing Mission of the Me-109 Plant,
​Wiener Neustadt, Austria"

by Steve Baranyk, In-person speaker and WWII Roundtable member 

Steve Baranyk tells his father-in-law's WWII war story. 
(Photo of The Tennent Crew. From article in June 2021 Newsletter, page 2)


WWII Roundtable Hybrid Dinner Meeting ​​(In-Person and via Zoom)
Monday, ​June 28, 2021

 ​​​​Capt. John Kottlowski, US Army (Ret.)


A Young Yank in the RAF


 "The Old Guard at Arlington National Cemetery"

In-person speaker: Capt. John Kottlowski, US Army (Ret.)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​WWII Roundtable Hybrid Dinner Meeting, In-Person and via Zoom

​Monday, ​May 24, 2021​​ 

(Read the biography in the May 2021 Newsletter, page 2.)

Guest speaker: 
LtGen. Carol Mutter, USMC (Ret)
presented in-person

Monday, November 23, 2020

Where History and Heroes  Meet

​Members Sharing Interesting Stories