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OKG Newsletter

Topic: world war ii

‘Inspiration’ point

A recent public radio feature inspired Gov. Mary Fallin’s inaugural address.


Clifton Adcock
When Fallin gave her inaugural speech on Jan. 10, she concluded with an anecdote about her meeting Ed Vezey, a World War II veteran from Moore, who is believed to be the last living Oklahoman who was a crew member on the USS Oklahoma when the ship was attacked and sunk at Pearl Harbor.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Living legend

Numerous re-enactors and learning stations will allow both children and adults to explore soldiers of America’s past at 'Call to Arms.'


Courtney Silva
History comes to life from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi, for the museum’s fourth annual “Call to Arms.” The event is part of the center’s Family Saturdays, which take place every third Saturday of the month.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Get out of 'la la' land

Letters to the Editor

Mickey McVay
Two April 27 letters (“No fooling mother nature,” Ron Ferrell; “Cutting up,” Hannah Harder) to Oklahoma Gazette bemoaned fossil fuels and nuclear-generated electricity.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Chamber Chief

A Oklahoma City Community College student preps to direct a Holocaust-based film funded entirely by private donations.


Emily Summars
Shawn Barfield hopes his film — currently in pre-production and originally his capstone project at Oklahoma City Community College — is more than a mere hit.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Others



Rod Lott
Among all Hollywood's stabs at ghost stories and haunted-house movies of late — your "Paranormal Activity" and whatnot — none can hold a candle to the old-fashioned Gothic chills of 2001's "The Others," still mega-creepy after all these years and now on Blu-ray.
Thursday, September 22, 2011

45 caliber

World War II and the attack on Pearl Harbor are captured vividly at the 45th Infantry Division Museum.


Carmen Forman
This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the nation’s subsequent entry into World War II. But Dec. 7, 1941, and its aftermath of infamy don’t feel so distant at Oklahoma City’s 45th Infantry Division Museum.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

First Squad: The Moment of Truth

‘Truth' doesn't hurt.


Rod Lott
In its excellent opening credits, "First Squad: The Moment of Truth" plays off the classic iconography of Nazi and Communist propaganda — fitting since the film takes place in the heat of World War II.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Twilight’s last gleaming

Oklahomans of the World War II generation are leaving us at an alarming rate. But their stories will live on.


Ben Fenwick
At 19, Ralph Fenwick landed on the shores of Japan’s southernmost island at what would become World War II’s worst battle in the Pacific. It was April 1 — April Fools’ Day — and it also happened to be Easter Sunday.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Saluting the ‘Greatest Generation’

Letters to the Editor

John D. Carlson
Sincere thanks to Ben Fenwick and the entire staff and management of Oklahoma Gazette for the recent article, “Twilight’s last gleaming” (News, Dec. 5).
Wednesday, December 19, 2012