Speak about your efforts to sharing
As part of each expedition I make every attempt to
photograph old bases and battlegrounds that are along our route. These
photos are donated to veteran organizations so that their member and
relatives can see what the area looks like today. Most of this effort
has been focused on PT Boat bases and sites where they fought.
for an expedition period photographs of the area are located and I plan
the photo shoot to match as closely as possible the same perspective.
To date several hundred photographs have been donated to PT Boats Inc.
for their museum and photo archive. On the last expedition in May-June
of this year I was able to photograph the PT base at Dreger Harbor.
These photographs along with those taken previously were displayed at
the association's reunion in August where I provided a description of
the photographs and how the area has changed over the years.
I am invited on a regular basis to give presentations
and show videos of the diving expeditions to New Guinea at various venues
to divers, veterans and business groups. These talks motivate others
to learn more about the war in the Pacific and what part members of
their families may have played.
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