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."


View Mr. Dingledy's obituary at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com

Richard "Ozzie" Osborne

May 2, 1931 - November 30, 2022

View Ozzie's obituary at www.indianafuneralcare.com,​ or at www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/name​

​View Richard K. "Dick" Butters obituary at www.dignitymemorial.com​​

Arthur Smit-Roeters

1950's Dutch (Netherlands) Army Veteran

Arthur Smit-Roeters passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 11:30 AM, peacefully and surrounded by his family. He was a veteran of the Dutch (Netherlands) army. He served in the 1950's and was a Tank Commander on Centurion Tanks. 

​​View Frank M. Grunwald's obit at https://www.indystar.com/obituaries/ins152554

Richard "Dick" Butters

February 20, 1928 - February 27, 2023

U.S. Navy Veteran, 1947-1952

WWII Roundtable Member

View Tine Peyton Martin's obit at https://flannerbuchanan.com/

Bob Reynolds memorial service

The memorial service for Bob Reynolds that was held in Terrell, TX on June 6, 2021, is the home of the #1 British Flying Training School where RAF cadets learned to fly under American flying instructors during the war. There is a very good museum there. The ceremony was held in the museum.

In Memory

​We are mourning the loss of our dear friend Bill Ervin. He was our treasured member and co-founder of the Indianapolis WWII Roundtable – Ernie Pyle Chapter.

Tine Martin, Sr.

​May 28, 1930 ~ January 27, 2023

​​Korean War Era Veteran, U.S. Army, 

WWII Roundtable Member

Frank M. Grunwald

​1932~ August 30, 2023 (age 90)

Holocaust survivor

William C. "Bill" Ervin
June 18, 1939 – December 15, 2023

George Henry Dingledy​
November 26, 1923 - March 26, 2023
U.S. Army Veteran, 1943-1946 

Former mayor of Wabash, Indiana​