I enjoyed reading the article in the Daily Progress about your CD-Rom that archives personal histories of Korean War Vets. My father served in the USN for 28 years, so I have a special appreciation for those who choose to wear the uniform. Thank you for your efforts to preserve the memories of those who fought in our forgotten war.
Robert B. BellMember, Virginia House of Delegates Fifty-Eighth District
Our office has been working with Lou Ives and Pat Francis for some time to enable them to pursue the “Brown Shoes History Project” a history of the flying midshipmen in post-World War II period. We feel that this is a serious and important historical project. We were eager to try to help find a home for this project here at UVa, and to enable this work to proceed. We hope that we, too, can help contribute to this project’s success
David HudsonAssistant Vice President for Research, University of Virginia
Mrs. Francis and Mr. Ives, compilers of “The Brown Shoes” (subtitled ‘Personal Histories of Flying Midshipmen and Other Naval Aviators of the Korean War Era,’) have created a significant history project about a little known era in the history of our country. This valuable history provides – in their own words and photographs – the personal memoirs of more than 400 Naval Aviators who served during the Korean, Vietnam, and Cold War with particular emphasis on the “forgotten” Korean War. Its research illuminates little known events and corrects published misconceptions.
Captain Daniel Gabriel, USN (Ret)Former Principal Investigator, The Brown Shoes Project
I want to express my gratitude for the donation of the Flying Midshipmen Histories to The National Museum of Naval Aviation. I’ve had a chance to flip through the 20 binders at length, and they certainly are a treasure trove of information. We are indeed honored to have them in our collection and, on behalf of the National Museum of Naval Aviation, I thank you.
Hill GoodspeedHistorian, National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Florida
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