Letter to the Editor

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Nevada native offers help for World War II registry

Dear editor:

I am a native of Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School as Carol Deming. My mother is Ruby Deming and my brother is Eddie Deming, both of Nevada. I read the newspaper online daily. I now make my home in Connecticut.

My husband, Jack is on a mission. He views all World War II Veterans and civilians on the homefront during World War II as heroes. You may or may not be aware of the dedication of the World War II. Memorial monument in Washington, DC during this past Memorial Day weekend. There were reportedly 16 million veterans and civilians on the homefront during World War II. The monument includes a computer database of honorees.

People must be registered on the monument to be included in the database.

My husband has visited senior citizen centers, churches, and veteran service organizations to gather information on World War II veterans and civilians. As I read the obituaries in this newspaper, I attempt to provide my husband Jack with information on potential honorees. We are not seeking any money or financial support. We are just trying to get honorees registered on the database for the memorial that has taken more than 60 years to commemorate the efforts of all who served in the military or supported the war effort on the homefront during World War II.

I am writing because I attempted to contact a recent family of a deceased veteran, explaining that we needed the veteran's rate for the database. I asked when I could call back. The reply from the person on the telephone was "probably never." I realize there are many skeptics in the world, but we are not about to take advantage of anyone in any fashion. We just want to register people for the memorial that should be registered to preserved for future generations.

We understand that not everyone has a computer. Therefore we are just trying to register people who deserve to be on the database.

More information can be found at http://wwiimemorial.com. Click on registry to complete registry information without assistance.If you would like to register someone for the memorial and would like assistance, please feel free to contact my husband, Jack Casey, 378 Meridian Street Ext. No. 23, Groton, CT 06340 telephone (860) 445-1648.

The information that is necessary to register someone is: Name, address, home city and state at the time of service, branch of military service, rate or rank, where the person served, and dates of service.

Please also provide your name, current mailing address, and telephone should Jack have any questions.

Please allow me to reinforce the fact that we are not soliciting a thing, we to not need money for this service, and we are not selling anything. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my husband, Jack, or myself should you have any questions.

Thank you,

-- Carol S. Casey

Groton, CT