Baseball camp for young adults with recuiting opportunity
We saved string, rubberbands and peeled tin foil off cigarette wrappers to donate to the war effort, sometimes getting free admission to a Beckley movie theater in return for our collection.Scout troops organized scrap metal collections under the supervision of our grandparents. By the end of 1944, the Allies were winning major battles including Guam, Saipan, the Invasion of Normandy and The Battle of the Bulge though at a terrible cost.Railways that had been seized by the federal government resulting from a wage dispute were returned to their owners and a German Shepherd was awarded the Army’s Distinguished Service Medal for bravery during the Invasion of Sicily.New book titles: A Bell for Adano, Brave Men, Forever Amber and Immortal Wife.
November 7 Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected president of the United States, the only president ever to win a fourth term. Patton died in Heidelberg, Germany resulting from injuries received in an automobile accident. Fear of the Soviets replaced the fear of NAZIs and fascism.Miniver and Yankee Doodle Dandy January – December In Beckley, our fathers and oldest brothers went into the Army, Navy and Marine Corps to fight a war on many fronts.Americans learned the names of places including New Guinea, Tarawa and much about the geography of North Africa.Through the Years is an attempt to write our class history.
It is presented by individual years beginning with 1940 when most of the Class of 1958 made their entrance into this world and will end on May 27, 2008, marking 50 years from graduation.
In some cases, we merely observed the events presented but in other instances, we were participants as individuals, as small groups and for a brief time as a body of students attending Woodrow Wilson High School.