Pictured from last January, is PJ Scott & Jack Yusen, WWII Sailor.
Veterans Forum was extremely pleased to have WWII, "USS Samuel B Roberts" Sailor, Jack Yusen, as a guest! Audiences may of viewed Jack on the History Channel; "WWII-HD," the previous month. The Samuel B Roberts (DE-413) was named after a sailor, who lost his life while evacuating Marines from the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. Commissioned in April 44 the 'Sammy B' as she was affectionally called, sank during the Battle of Leyte Gulf off the Philippines Island of Samar. The Roberts quickly became known as 'The Destroyer that Fought Like a Battleship' as she was out gunned by the Japanese, but kept fighting valiantly above & beyond the call of duty! Jack & many of his Shipmates found themselves in the water after heavy fighting & many casualties on 25OCT44, as the 'Roberts'went down. For three & half days Yusen & his surviving shipmates tried to stay afloat & fend off sharks before being rescued!
Jack was a great guest & Veterans Forum received many compliments for this exciting WWII story!
List of Interviews
President Abraham Lincoln & Civil War Re-actors
A Teddy Roosevelt Re-enactor speaks about the Spanish American War.
WWII Interviews includes;
Pearl Harbor Survivors,
POW Vets, the sinking of the USS Midway.
Jack Yusen (seen on WWII in HD on the History Channel) talks about the sinking of the USS Samuel B. Roberts
& fighting off sharks for days while waiting to be picked up!
Army Air Corps Vets who were on crew with B-17’s, B-24’s & B-29’s.
Medal of Honor Recipient John ‘Bud’ Hawk, US Army WWII.
WWII Child Prisoner of War, Charlotte Woods-Frazier.
Ralls Clotfelter the most highly decorated Airdale Sailor.
WWII Women Vets Quilt, Navy WAVES & Women Marines.
The Sinking of UAST Dorchester & the Four Chaplains
Korean War Vets
Cuban Missile Crisis Vet
Darryl Ponicsan, the author of The Last Detail & Cinderella Liberty
Agent Orange & Vietnam Vets, Blinded Vets
PTSD & Patriot Outreach – Stop Suicides
Amputee Tattooed Prosthetic Limbs
& many other programs of interest to Vets