Silent Strength - WWII Veterans

To commemorate the 70th anniversaries of D-Day and V-J Day, American Portfolios is proud to have partnered with non-profit organization Honor Flight Long Island to capture stories of surviving WWII Veteran heroes. The Silent Strength video series, which began in 2014, will continue throughout 2015, bringing viewers fascinating, first-hand accounts from a generation of veterans who served both European and Pacific tours of duty in one of the deadliest wars in history.

Leroy E. Barnes | Sergeant, 2nd Infantry Division, 38th Infantry Regiment, Company F | Served in France, Germany and Belgium | Received the following medals for his service: Purple Heart; Bronze Star; Combat Infantry Badge; American Campaign Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

Mr. Barnes relates the compelling story of an interrogation of a surrendered German POW conducted by himself, his superior in command and a re-assigned Soviet Army intelligence officer. During the interrogation, Barnes intervenes to stop a war crime from being committed.

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Silent Strength - WWII Veterans

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A once silent generation of American heroes has come forward to share their World War II experiences. Seventy years later, their stories of resilience and survival are told with such clarity as if it were yesterday. It is yet another reminder of the price…


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A once silent generation of American heroes has come forward to share their World War II experiences. Seventy years later, their stories of resilience and survival are told with such clarity as if it were yesterday. It is yet another reminder of the price enlisted men and women have paid serving their country to protect freedom for fellow citizens and citizens of the world.

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