Streaming Media

 
Media is loading

Files

Download

Download Full Text (83 KB)

Download WWII veteran Jim Martin with Veterans' Voices' Jeremy Dobbins (20 KB)

Creation Date

1-21-2015

Keywords

Martin, Jim "Pee Wee"; United States Army; WWII; World War II, 1939-1945; Normandy; D-Day Invasion (1944); Social Media

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | History | Radio

Description

Jim "Pee Wee" Martin, an World War II Army Veteran, parachuted into Normandy on the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion at the age of 93. Jim was in the now famous 506th parachute infantry regiment featured in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. He was nicknamed “Pee Wee” because he was the lightest man in the unit. At the end of the war, Jim returned to Xenia to build a house, raise a family, and live a modest life. But when Jim got online and connected with social media, his popularity reached celebrity status.

Comments

More information about this story can be found at http://wyso.org/post/wwii-veteran-shares-his-stories-person-social-media.

Document Type

Multimedia

2015.01.21_JeremyDobbins_JimPeeWeeMartin.pdf (20 kB)
WWII veteran Jim Martin with Veterans' Voices' Jeremy Dobbins

A WWII Veteran Shares his Stories in Person, via Social Media


Share

 
COinS