To talk about my two year experience to students in their last class required me to first capture their attention. I did that by emphatically asking for a promised and missing “jelly sandwich.”
They needed a reference point; so following that introduction they were invited to come back in time with me when I was their age.
I really couldn’t in conscience, cross lines of discretion for young minds, but I did bring their attention to items they could relate to which gave them some shock.
I provided two handouts ahead of time for the teachers to pass out informing them about WWII, as I did not have time for a Q and A session.
One handout answered many essential items about the Army experience, and the other expanded about the Deadeye’s website and where they could find more information. It also included names of famous people in Indiana relative to my WWII experience.
There also was information about the two main battles the unit was in and why they were necessary.
Let us not forget Kilroy; a curiosity in WWII. Enjoy the pictures and take the time to read the interesting and full story on the website. Click on the “Musette bag”.
I received many nice letters from the students thanking me for my service and presentation. One student admitted that he was the one who stole my sandwich.