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Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum Expands Iraq and Afghanistan Display

Now occupying a larger space at the museum, more exhibits and personal histories are on display. Come in an see what's new.

Iraq Room 2

B-17 "Aluminum Overcast" Visits Centennial Airport
June 16, 2011

B-17 2011The Exprimental Aircraft Association's touring B-17 "Aluminum Overcast" visited Denver again in June 2011 with it's annual visit to Centennial Airport sponsored by Wings Over The Rockies.

We were on hand to grab a few pictures of the plane as it made it made its public flights and have made a slideshow. We also shot some video of the plane and a couple of interviews with B-17 veterans and will post excerpts soon. We'd thank Signature Flight Support for their assistance in providing facilities for the interviews and helping make this annual event happen.

Seeing this plane in the air is all the more special upon hearing of the loss of the the touring B-17 "Liberty Belle" in Illinois. Flying warbirds from this era are few and far between and you should take the chance to see these historic aircraft any chance you get.

Live Fire Mission Audio From The Vietnam War

Vietnam veteran Rick Rokosz served as a communications specialist who coordinated artillery fire to support infantry forces. His duty was to direct mortar and field artillery fire on the enemy as quickly as possible to support ground forces engaged in close combat. Live fire support also helped air units get on the scene for bombing and napalm runs and allowed helicopters to evacuate wounded soldiers from remote locations. He saved a few recordings of the conversations controllers had with front line troops and pilots and has shared them with Here are a couple of examples of typical communications between these units in mp3 format.

Medical evacuation mission

Live fire support of combat forces

Darrell Mudd Returns To Vietnam - Follow His Blog

Vietnam veteran Darrell Mudd is spending nearly a month in Vietnam doing research for his upcoming book...his first trip back since he served there in the early 1970s. He's writing a blog about his daily experiences on the trip. Follow his journey here.

Clayton03Dr. Dan Clayton Speaks At Veterans Day Event

The Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum held it's 5th annual Veterans Day celebration at the Broomfield Civic Auditorium, and Dr. Dan Clayton was the keynote speaker. He addressed the audience about the work he has undertaken with the Center to preserve the memories of war veterans .

Dr. Clayton also moderated a discussion concluding The Broomfield Public Library Foundation's One Book One Broomfield event, which selected Tom Brokaw's "The Greatest Generation" as the book Broomfield residents were to read and reflect on. Among the panelists at that discussion were John Atkinson, Bob Ball, Paul Murphy and Bob Seeber, all previous presenters during the Stories From Wartime series the Center For The Study Of War Experience puts on every year.

B-25 Bomber Visits Colorado
B-25 Erie


The "Pacific Prowler" flown by Jim Terry visited the Denver area in June making several stops while flying tours and also appearring at the Rocky Mountain Regional Fly In at Front Range Airport.

See a Quicktime movie of it's stop at the Erie Regional Airport

Big Band Dance to support the Center a success!

Barney Nolan


Over 300 people turned out in November 2006 to The Center For The Study Of War Experience's annual fundraising event featuring the Eighth Air Force's Barney Nolan and the music of the Dean Bushnell Orchestra. Thanks to all who attended on a night of fun, friendship and dancing. Click here for an excerpt of Barney Nolan's presentation that evening.

Click here for information on Barney Nolan's book "Isaiah's Eagles Rising".

Footlocker Project

The Center's Footlocker Project is under way. Footlockers containing memorabilia and firsthand accounts of war experiences are available for display at Denver area schools. By exposing students to items of historical value, the project seeks to facilitate discussion among students and teachers about the role veterans have played in our nation's history. For more information on this program, contact Professor Dan Clayton.

Rick Crandall Flies on B-17!

B-17 Arriving
June 2006 saw a visit from one of the last flying B-17s in the world, The "Aluminum Overcast". For pictures and video from the event click here.

Congratulations to Rick Crandall as well for his 15th anniversary as host of KEZW's Breakfast Club. A number of his friends from the Center were on hand for the on-air celebration June 16th at the Wellshire Inn.

No Way Out

No Way Out

Susan Shear's No Way Out program details her family's struggle to escape Germany before the Holocaust through over 500 saved letters across three continents. Their story is now told through dramatic readings and includes a lesson guide for teachers designed to use the correspondence in teaching the Holocaust to students.

CNN Crew Visits Stories From Wartime

Spitz-CNNOn March 29, 2005, a crew from CNN visited the Stories From Wartime class to videotape Vivien Spitz presenting an account of her service as a court reporter at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials of Nazi doctors. The CNN feature aired during Newsnight With Aaron Brown, in late April and included excerpts of her presentation at Regis. For more detail's on Vivien Spitz's book "Doctors From Hell" visit the Books Page.

Vivien Spitz talks with Rick Crandall while being taped by CNN cameraman during the March 29th Stories From Wartime program.


Phil-NormandyThe 60th Anniversary of D-Day In Normandy

Rick Crandall, the CSWE's Nathan Matlock, veteran Phil Antonelli and his wife Romana attended the 60th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy. Rick did a live broadcast from the beaches of Normandy that aired Sunday June 6, 2004. Phil Antonelli attended the commemoration festivities and provides a visual record of the event.

Click here to see pictures from the trip

Click here to hear Phil Antonelli describe his thoughts revisiting Normandy 60 years later.


Major General Mason C.Whitney, Adjutant General of the Colorado Air National Guard with Professor Dan Clayton

Center For The Study Of War Experience Launch Event

The Center formally launched its activities in November 2004 with a presentation of "The War Experience" and a memorabilia exhibit at the Dayton Memorial Library on the Denver campus.

The Center announced that its archives would move into permanent space in Regis' Main Hall Room 307 in 2005. It also is expanding a fundraising campaign that will lead to an endowment to permanently fund the Center's public and educational programs. The exhibit, created by Nathan Matlock with the assistance of Regis History students, features items from the personal collections of the Center's Advisory Committee. It will be on display in the Library's lobby through December. Be sure to check it out.