Entries by Iryna Apple

Sam Yudin

Post: Post 786 Current Residence: Long Beach, CA Military Service: Iraq and Afghanistan Member Since Year: 2018 When and why did you serve in the military? My decision to join the military is a long, complicated story centered on many chance encounters and a confluence of events and ideas.  While in college, I was curious […]

Post 125 Honors WWII Veterans

By Gerry Levine, Post 125 JWV Jersey Shore Post 125 celebrated twenty WWII veterans November 12 in a special ceremony at the Ocean, NJ JCC. These former service members were regaled as members of the “Greatest Generation,” the name applied by journalist Tom Brokaw to describe the men and women of America’s WWII armed forces. […]

Capital District Council Jingle Bells

By COL Rich Goldenberg, Post 105 ALBANY, N.Y. – More than a dozen members of the JWV Capital District Council came together on Christmas Eve this year for the annual JWV “Operation Jingle Bells,” visiting with dozens of patients at the Stratton VA Medical Center here December 24, 2017. The event dates back for decades […]

Arizona Lights Up Veterans Home

By Rochel Hayman, Post Commander 210 Scottsdale Post 210 “enlightened” the Arizona State Veterans Home on Sunday, December 17th, by combining their monthly meeting together with the annual Chanukah Party, attracting literally an overflow crowd to Liberty Hall.  The Jewish residents of the Veteran’s Home – Mickey Dingott, Larry Chesin, and Jay Lowenthal, wholeheartedly welcomed […]

WWII Vet Still Fighting in the Ring

by Amy Lefkof During World War II, a bathtub saved Alan Goldberg’s life.  Goldberg served in the infantry — an eighteen-year-old private first class in the 13th Armored Division, 46th Tank Battalion. A bathtub was welded onto the back of his tank when General Patton visited Goldberg’s battalion as they were preparing to cross a […]