Where History and Heroes  Meet

Combat chronicle

"The (34th) division participated in six major Army campaigns in North Africa and Italy. The division is credited with amassing 517 days of front-line combat, second only to the 654 days of fighting by the 32nd Infantry Division. One or more 34th Division units were engaged in actual combat for 611 days."

34th Infantry Division, U.S. Army

"The 34th Infantry Division...was the first American division deployed to Europe in World War II, where it fought with great distinction in the Italian Campaign."

INDIANAPOLIS WORLD WAR II ROUNDTABLE - ERNIE PYLE CHAPTER

Our Name & Place

 

WWII Roundtable

Northside Events & Social Club

Your dues payment is vital to the support of our mission:


  1. ​​To provide excellent programs focused on WWII & military history
  2. To provide gratis membership for our WWII veterans & thank them with our specially designed Challenge Coin
  3. To cover travel expenses & speaker fees for non-local & nationally recognized speakers; provide Certificates of Recognition to our speakers; support acquisition of raffle items​
  4. To cover publicity, financial expenses related to WWII RT website, printing bookmarks, and fees for a 501c3 organization

 Accepting checks for 2024.

Payable to:  


WWII Roundtable Inc.
917 E Walnut St
Lebanon, IN 46052

Please renew your membership for 2024 in the Indianapolis WWII Roundtable - Ernie Pyle Chapter, promptly.

WWII Roundtable Mission

Dues Reminder

Type of membership

​​President

Dr. Charles Holt


1st Vice President

Open


2nd Vice President

Kathryn Lerch


Treasurer

Andy Fulks


Assistant Treasurer

Richard Eisgruber


Drawing Coordinator

​Allen Andrews


Meeting Arrangements

Karl & Jan Kleinbub

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Immediate Past President
Ponytail Paul Cauley


BOARD MEMBERS


Dr. Charles Holt


Kathryn Lerch


Brad Damon

Richard Eisgruber

Andy Fulks

Steve Hogan

Karl Kleinbub

Jan Kleinbub

Marlene Mendonsa

Travis Petrie


 

"The WWII Roundtable is a terrific group of heroes, historians, military history fans and I learn something new at every meeting. The buffet is delicious, too."

Pony Tail, Vietnam Veteran

Monthly Meetings

  • Every 4th Monday of the month (Except May  & December)
  • Everyone is welcome!
  • Buffet starts at 6:00 PM
  • Meeting starts at 7:00 PM
  • Dinner buffet $11
  • BRING A FRIEND!

"Each month there is a guest speaker or panel of speakers who give us a first-hand account of life during WWII. This is a worthwhile organization who wants to preserve American history."

Jack Eder, Indiana Historian

 World War II Roundtable Ernie Pyle Chapter

The Indianapolis World War II Roundtable was formed in 1987 and has grown to be one of the most active in the Midwest. Each month we invite speakers who either have a military background or expertise in military matters.  Our guest speakers have included:


Lt. Col Richard E. Cole, Co-pilot to Jimmy Doolittle, who dropped the first bomb over Japan

Hershel "Woody" Williams, WWII Medal of Honor Recipient, Battle of Iwo Jima

Ronald E. Rosser, Korean War Medal of Honor Recipient

Former IndianaGovernor Whitcomb, who was captured at Corregidor and escaped

Allen Lynch, Vietnam War Medal of Honor Recipient

General Paul Tibbets, who dropped the atomic bomb on Japan

George Gay, the only survivor from Torpedo 8 Squadron at the Battle of Midway

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, former Marine who presented WWII medals to our WWII members