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World War II veterans bring history to life for Niskayuna students

World War II veteran John Moehle, standing, talks to students at Iroquois Middle School in Niskayuna on Friday afternoon about the many bridges his battalion built, while Dick Gibbons, left, and George Williams listen.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
World War II veteran John Moehle, standing, talks to students at Iroquois Middle School in Niskayuna on Friday afternoon about the many bridges his battalion built, while Dick Gibbons, left, and George Williams listen.
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The Greatest Generation came to Iroquois Middle School on Friday to give a living history lesson. Four World War II veterans shared their experiences with eighth-grade social studies students. The men, all in their late 80s, told how they had plans for college and careers, but that all changed when the United States joined the war following the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Eighty-eight-year-old Dick Gibbons of Scotia said he was called to ...


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robbump
April 29, 2013
6:44 p.m.

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I'm 50 years older than the middle school students, but heck, I'd LOVE to attend one of the presentations and hear the veterans' stories.

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