“On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.” ~ Dan Lipinski
Every Veteran lives with memories of what it was like to be a soldier. For some Vet's of World War II, those memories are fading or being buried with time. World War II veteran, Saul Sokolow of Marlborough, MA preserved his wartime experiences with all who listened. Since Saul’s passing in 2007 he forwarded the responsibility of keeping the spirit of WWII alive through images and journal entries, which he left behind for his grandchildren, great grandchildren and educators.
Over seventy years ago Saul Sokolow said goodbye to his family and was on his way to Europe with the 52nd Artillery Battalion. At the time he was only 18 years of age, waiting to graduate from high school and living his life through the lens of a camera. Saul had a passionate interest in the hobby of photography and didn’t let the War stop him from continuing to do what brought him personal pride and joy. Through the combination of serving both his country and his love for photography this site has been created and will hopefully immerse future generations into the battled fields of WWII.
About the Web Designer: Henry Deltano is a student of Saul Sokolow's grandaughter, Lori Cullen. Henry started work on this endeavor knowing that it was his generation's duty to preserve information from the time period, and to keep the veteran's memories alive.
Dedication: Staff Sgt. Conrad M. Johnson, Pvt. Raymond E. Batson, Pvt. Frederick C. Allen and Corp. Raymond A. Bolduc. “These men bravely fought by my side, never tiring, and were killed for their stand for freedom.” ~ Saul Sokolow