Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Military and Veterans History Group for June 26th 2019 - Military and Police


We had a great meeting on How Military and Police Dogs keep us safe at the Military and Veterans History Group meeting on June 26th, in the DeMayo Room.

Following a PowerPoint presentation on military and police dogs featuring Connecticut's own Stubby from WWI who saved a regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded and once caught a German soldier by the seat of his pants. 

The PowerPoint also showed how Officer Kevin McGuire of the East Haven Police Department and his canine partner Ace keep East Haven safe, by showing a number of their accomplishments. Thank you for the interesting and informative presentation -  many questions were asked by the group!



Thursday, September 27, 2018

John Cilio- The Lafayette Escadrille- America's Volunteers and Wallingford's WWI Flying Ace- Gervais Raoul Lufbery- Sept 26th, 2018

John Cilio gave an interesting and informative presentation at the Veterans Group on Wednesday, Sept. 26th. 

Above-Author and speaker, John Cilio speaking to veterans, Bob Russell (left) and Lou Hardy (right).

Above-Author and speaker, John Cilio speaking to Vietnam veteran, Bob Russell

                                               Above- WWII Veteran, Rudy Pohlman

Below books by author, John Cilio - if you are interested in purchasing any of the titles below, John can be reached directly at where the books can be purchased at presentation cost of about 1/3 off the pric The Aviation books are $20 direct and Women's Work in WWII is $25 including shipping. They are also available on Amazon.   

Monday, June 18, 2018

Caught up with posts for the programs for the year!

Caught up for 2018

I have caught up with posts for each of the programs for the year- and am very much looking forward to C.D. Peterson's talk on the home front- specifically his home front farm on June 27th, 2018.  The paper copies of the newsletter went out today - and I hope to get the online copy out today or tomorrow! Here are some various pictures from the group:

                                          April 2016

                                                   July 2017
May 2018

Mark Albertson- "The Essences of D-Day" May 30th 2 p.m. 2018

Walter Hagedorn- 2 p.m. April 25th, 2018

Mr. Hagedorn provided an interesting view of his experiences, and answered many questions.

The Great Emerson Art Heist- March 28th at 2 p.m. 2018

We had a great program as Kendall Svengalis showed slides and told of the story line of his new book described below!