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​​

"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")

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.

​​1. "Japanes Strategic War Objectives" - Jan 11, 2021

2. "First 24-Hours of the War in the Pacific" - Feb 8, 2021
3. ​​​​​​​​​"Battle for Wake and Guam” 

4. "Land Battles of Guadalcanal" - (in five parts):

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed1WasJB2oU
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0A8TQTZh80
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46OBY_2Ji7o
Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN9tfONlNeQ
Part 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f23mKxOvp6c

5. Okinawa: The Last Battle

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TtgZ2jF1vU

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugHGJIh2-Vk

Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FfFKfKJKuM
Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_ZuW8w51k0

6. Japanese attack on the USS Franklin and Purdue Connection: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9caGzuwHLZI

INDIANAPOLIS WORLD WAR II ROUNDTABLE - ERNIE PYLE CHAPTER

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

Monday, November 23, 2020

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

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!

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

Honoring Women in theMilitary Month

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

Remember our Veterans this Memorial Day!

"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)

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

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

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

AFGHANISTAN

Guest Speakers:

Kyle Carone

and

Ryan Zimpleman

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

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

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!)

​​​​​​​"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

Arlington National Cemetery, October 2018

 "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.)


Gerald Mansbach’s

World War II Memories​​​

A Young Yank in the RAF

in WWII

The Pacific Theater 1941 - 1945

by John Shively, author/historian and WWII Roundtable member on www.YouTube.com

7. Two-part series on a virtual tour of Guadalcanal - Nov 19, 2021: 

Virtual Tour Part 1: https://youtu.be/0N4dM4y3Aj0
Virtual Tour Part 2: https://youtu.be/fRyapIlXbOM 

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

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.)

Where History and Heroes  Meet

Presented Via Zoom, Monday, September 28, 2020

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)

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)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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​​

​Members Sharing Interesting Stories