World War II War Stories
Two World War II veterans reflected on their experiences and discussed what it means to be a member of the "Greatest Generation". Colonel… read more
Two World War II veterans reflected on their experiences and discussed what it means to be a member of the "Greatest Generation". Colonel Patrick (U.S. Army, Ret.) moderated.
This discussion featured Colonel Ed Shames, a U.S. army veteran in the European theater, and Major Norman Hatch, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and the primary combat cinematographer for the battles of Tarawa and Iwo Jima. A film clip from Tarawa was shown.
“The Greatest Generation” was a program at the 14th annual American Veterans Center’s Conference, held at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Norman Hatch Photographic Officer (Retired) U.S. Marine Corps
- Robert "Bob" Patrick Colonel (Retired) U.S. Army
- James "Jim" C. Roberts President American Veterans Center
- Edward G. Shames Colonel (Retired) U.S. Army
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