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Posted on Apr 23, 2015 in Carlo D'Este

Jim Gavin’s War – Part 2

Jim Gavin’s War – Part 2

Part 2 of a series on the career of James Gavin, who made more combat jumps than any other American general of WWII, and fought in virtually all of the major battles in the Mediterranean and Northwest Europe.

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Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in Carlo D'Este

Jim Gavin’s War – Part 1

Jim Gavin’s War – Part 1

Author and historian Carlo D’Este looks back on the importance of the role Jim Gavin and his paratroopers of the 505th PIR played in securing Sicily during the early days of Operation Husky.

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Posted on Jan 6, 2015 in Carlo D'Este

Some Reflections

Some Reflections

As he looks back on another year gone by, author and historian Carlo D’Este reflects on his personal experiences with some of World War II’s key players.

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Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Carlo D'Este

The Bonfire of War

The Bonfire of War

Author and historian Carlo D’Este reflects on the impact the “Great War” had on the world during the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of World War I.

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Posted on May 23, 2014 in Carlo D'Este

Memorial Day, 2014

Memorial Day, 2014

Once again we reach that moment each year when we stop, however briefly, to honor the men and women who have given their lives in the service of this nation in the more than two hundred years of our history.

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Posted on Mar 14, 2014 in Carlo D'Este

John S.D. Eisenhower Part II

John S.D. Eisenhower Part II

John Eisenhower’s life was a record of great accomplishment … As Pres. Obama noted of his passing: “He grew up the son of an American hero, but emerged a great American in his own right …”

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Posted on Feb 8, 2014 in Carlo D'Este

John S.D. Eisenhower

John S.D. Eisenhower

On December 21, 2013 we lost a great American, and an acclaimed writer and historian. John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower, who passed away at the age of 91, was a soldier, a diplomat, and a man of great talent and kindness who never traded on his name or his father’s famous reputation.

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