September 8, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Congress Working to Award Medal of Honor to Clarksburg WWII Veteran Posthumously

“To correct an historical injustice,” U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen said he will introduce bipartisan and bicameral legislation to award Corporal Waverly Woodson the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions during D-Day in World War II. Woodson, who died in 2005, received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart and was nominated for the […]

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February 28, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Silver Spring Civic Center’s Great Hall Renamed to honor Buffalo Soldiers

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined community leaders and residents at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring to honor the Buffalo Soldiers by renaming the Great Hall to “The Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall” to pay tribute to their contributions to the nation. The Buffalo Soldiers were formed after Congress passed legislation in the 1860s that allowed […]

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October 6, 2016 | Elaine Blackman

Reflections on the military-industrial complex

On June 30, 1994, Harry last edited this document in his computer files. I would think he wrote it for a publication. Similar to other essays on this blog, he talks about lessons from World War II. Ever since President Dwight D. Eisenhower left office in January 1961, critics of military spending have cited his […]

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May 10, 2016 | Elaine Blackman

The Jewish People’s Struggle Toward Independence (PHOTOS)

Israel was near and dear to my dad’s heart. So, in honor of Israel’s Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut) on May 12, I’m sharing an article he wrote for his synagogue newsletter in January 2010, at age 88. Most of us who see this blog had never seen Harry’s synagogue articles, and some of us are […]

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April 1, 2016 | Elaine Blackman

‘Black Market Murder’ – a mystery, of course

Harry wrote the following story when he lived in Buffalo, N.Y., before his 1949 move to Maryland at age 28. Like many of his tucked-away writings, I discovered the yellowed, typed pages held together with rusty paper clips. I have to wonder what Harry would’ve thought about these fictions if he had taken another look […]

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March 28, 2016 | Elaine Blackman

‘Picture of a Man’ — a WWII story

The address at the top of the stale, typewritten story in Harry’s files reads: H.M. Zubkoff, 192 Crestwood Ave., Buffalo 16, New York. It means he wrote it before he moved to Maryland in 1949, and before he turned 29. We can assume he was back from his post-war stint with the U.S. Army Counter […]

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