Cunard’s partnership with The Greatest GENERATIONS Foundation returns to commemorate the heroes of WWII on June 5, 2022 Transatlantic Crossing
WWII heroes to be honored by Cunard Insights enrichment guests on the flagship Queen mary 2
VALENCIA, California., November 11, 2021 / CNW / – In partnership with The Greatest GENERATIONS Foundation, Cunard will once again honor the heroes of World War II, featuring several esteemed veterans of the equally powerful Fourth Enrichment Program aboard a Queen mary 2 Transatlantic crossing. This special trip will leave new York and navigate to Southampton, England, June 5 to 12, 2022.
During this 7-night trip, guests will have the opportunity to attend lectures and interact with several WWII veterans, hearing firsthand their experiences during the war. From the “Battle of the Atlantic” and the landing of the DDAY in Normandy, to the last surviving survivor of Pearl Harbor, these distinguished war heroes will participate in discussions and question and answer questions, giving guests a very personal insight into the human elements of wartime service.
A special novelty on this crossing will be the inclusion of veterans from Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan wars.
“We are honored to continue our relationship with the Greatest Generations Foundation and to honor these esteemed veterans and their service in wartime. Since we introduced this very special program in 2017, guests have been mesmerized by their very moving and personal stories. , resulting in standing ovations every day, “said Jamie Paiko, Vice-President, Sales, Cunard North America. “We are both honored and delighted to welcome WWII veterans back to our flagship and meet veterans new to the Cunard experience.”
Participating Veterans who should be on board will include: ^
STEVE MELNIKOFF, 102, who lived through all the horrors of Omaha Beach, when he served in 1st Battalion, 175e Regiment of 29e Infantry division and who obtained three bronze stars and two purple hearts for their service.
MICKEY GANITCH, 102, who served as the senior quartermaster in United States Marine and witness Pearl Harbor.and participated in combat in 17 battles across the Pacific.
ANGLE HAROLD, 98, who served in the 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, and who descended the Champs-Elysées on August 29, 1944, at the Liberation of Paris.
JAMES BLANE, 98, corporal of 4e Maritime division of United States Marine Corps and served in the battles of Kwajalein (Roi-Namur), Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima.
RADISH HAROLD, 97, served in the United States Army and was assigned to the 90th Infantry Division, as a Combat Intelligence Observer. During the Battle of the Bulge, RADISH, an American Jew, was captured by the Germans and served the remainder of the war as a prisoner of war in Nazi Germany.
IRVING LOCKER. They fired 90mm anti-aircraft and anti-tank guns at the Germans in Hitler’s last desperate effort to avert an inevitable defeat in the European theater of World War II.
ROBERT FISHING, 88 years old, is a 1955 Naval academy A graduate and career officer of the Marine Corps who retired in 1982. At that time he also studied four guerrilla wars in South East Asia and completed the Malaya Jungle School Syllabus at Johore Bahru and subsequently trained 20,000 Marines, Navy Seals, Sea-Bees and Army Special Forces teams for Vietnam.
PRINCE RICHARD, 76, was assigned to Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines and attacked Dong Ba Tower in Tint. Photos of his bravery were featured in Time Magazine and on the cover of Stars & Stripes Magazine during the war. He was seriously injured in the neck and evacuated from Vietnam To United States during this action.
ALLEE JESSE “BUD”, 80, served two years in active service; a full twelve month tour in Vietnam with the first cavalry division (airmobile) -August 1965-August 1966. His award-winning book Ghosts of the Green Grass documents his experience of the Vietnam War.
KEVIN BREWINGTON, 38, served in the U.S. Army and had been in his Afghanistan Deployment as an infantryman with the 125th Special Brigade Combat Team when he stepped on a land mine. He woke up four days later in a hospital in Germany. BREWINGTON lost both of his legs and part of his right arm in the explosion and spent seven years recovering and rebuilding his life.
Q&A and other discussions with WWII veterans will cover topics such as:
The bombardment of Pearl Harbor, 1941
D-Day: The invasion of Normandy, 1944
The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge, 1944
Blood Sand: The Battle of Iwo Jima, 1945
Vietnam War: The Forgotten Generation
Afghanistan: Eternal war
Jeremy Hubbard, current FOX31 Denver News co-presenter will join the trip and act as panel and conference moderator. Prior to joining the FOX31 Denver News team, Hubbard, a native of the west Colorado, worked as new York– ABC News based correspondent where he contributed and reported for all ABC News shows including: Good Morning America, World News with Diane sawyer and night line.
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^ Schedule subject to change.
Cunard is the operator of luxury cruise ships Queen mary 2®, Queen victoria® and queen elizabeth®. Renowned for their impeccable White Star service, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment, the Three Queens offer luxury accommodation in Britannia, Britannia Club, Princess Grill Suite and the Queens Grill Suite cabins. Cunard is the only line to offer regular transatlantic service between new York and London, and it continues to celebrate the freedom to travel on exciting World Voyage and Grand Voyage itineraries that visit Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Awarded ‘# 1 Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line‘by Travel + Leisure 2017 and 2016 World’s Best Awards and’ Best World Cruise Itineraries’ and ‘Best Trans-Atlantic Itineraries’ by Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2016 Readers Choice Awards, Cunard is proud to be a member of World’s Leading Cruise Lines, part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE / LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest vacation cruise company. Together Cunard, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK) operate 102 vessels visiting more than 700 ports around the world with a total of 226,000 lower berths.
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