Sunday, November 28, 2004

I just received this email from George Naeder's daughter:

Dear Ted,
I really enjoyed the great picture that you posted of my dad, George Naeder. I printed it because I don't have that many pictures of him. It made me cry.
Even though it's been 5 years since he died I still miss him so much. I cry all the time.
Thank you for keeping the Memory of him Alive. He was a good hearted man.
Thank you for being his friend.

Sincerely, Patti Naeder Izzo
Patricia N. Izzo RN

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Another nice "remembrance" from Harry Peterson. View it here ---> Page 7

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Added four new pictures to the "Al Mazzo Collection." click here ---> The Al Mazzo Collection

Friday, November 19, 2004

Hi Dave,

I don't know if you remember me, Al Cohen Video Tape Maint. I can't believe its been 16 years since I retired. A great deal has affected my life since then. I lived in East Meadow, L.I. and continued to live there after retiring in 1988. About 5 years ago I sold my home in L.I. and moved in with my son and his family. That is how I wound up in R.I. In my wildest dreams I never thought I'd end up in R.I., being N.Y. born and bred all my life. But you never know what fate has in store for you. Anyway, can you believe this is the first time I have gotten myself a computer and joined the rest of the world? I bought an inexpensive Compaq Presario and am signed up with an internet provider. I am quite new to this game so if ever you respond don't expect any expertise from me. I am on the CBS retirees mailing list and that is how I got your email address. Nice talking to you again Dave even if it is electonically.

Al Cohen
Four new pictures have been added to the 'Al Mazzo" collection.
View them here ---> The Al Mazzo Collection

Friday, November 12, 2004

And Harold strikes again! Another great shot in the B.C. from the 70s. ---> Page 7
Harold has sent us another picture! Go look --->Page 7

Monday, November 08, 2004

I have just added a new album to our collection. It is located in the "Photo Reminiscences" area, and it is called Page 7. We start this new album off with a photo of the Video Maintenance shop at the Broadcast Center, c. 1970, courtesy of Harold Deppe. Let's get moving and send in more of your photos to help fill this album!
Click here for ---> Page 7

Friday, November 05, 2004

I was cleaning up some old files and I came across this. It was dated somewhere around October 9, 2004.
I don't recall if I ever posted it...

Memories are forever

I remember Tony's fine Italian cookouts on field crew remotes.
I remember Patty being stabbed by disturbed man delivering coffee during show rehearsal possibly Fred Waring or Vaughn Monroe show. A bad way to make the Daily News!
I remember Patty giving up his room at GOP convention in Miami 1968 so that I could bring down my sick wife. No questions asked. He sought me out having heard about my problems through the techs grapevine.
I remember working as Hal Classon's video man on Studio One.
I remember John Paola lending me money during some early financial problems. Again no questions asked.
I remember a young Dave Dorsett at MGM Telestudios.
I remember my working years from CBS usher at studio 50 (Sullivan theater) in 1948 to CBS/NY tech to MGM Telestudios to CBS /W to Telecolor productions (Washington) to USIA Worldnet TV to Retirement in 1997 as the best years of my life working with the best people.

Frank Novack

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Thursday, November 11, 2004 is Veteran's Day

Once again I wish to thank all those that served our county during the conflicts of the past.
The point being this is a time of the year when we remember the sacrifices that the young men and woman, of our country make on our behalf.
The solider that walks a lonely post, or a sailor on a ship under way, as he stands watch with the wind and rain in his face.
Or a clerk in the military that has the duty of the day, and vows that this country will not fail because of him.
To all of you in our CBS family that served this country, whether in combat or peacetime duty, the country thanks you, and your reward is the greatest that this country can give to each of you, the title… CITIZEN.

Tony Cucurullo

Pierce Evans (Battle of the Bulge)
Tom Delila, Guadalcanal
Major Jesse Rineer
Colonel Dom Corrado
Capt. Dave Paine, Fighter Pilot WW2
Lt. Jim Rose, Vietnam
Bernie Sweeney, 2nd Cav, Vietnam
Vernon Surphlis, China Burma, WW2
Vincent Bartilucci, Radio Op, B17 Memphis Belle Squadron. Dsc/Air Medal/Bronze Star…. Over 30 missions over Germany
Phil Polanski, WW2 Silver Star
Walter Cronkite, WW2
Andy Rooney, WW2
Neil McCaffery Viet Nam
Al Kozak Navy
Jim McCarthy, WW2, Europe
Al Fabricatore, WW2
Dennis "Patty" McBride, WW 2,Combal Photographer,
John Lincoln, WW2, Combat Photographer
Chico Claudio, WW2, Combat Photographer
Lt. Col. Sig Meyers. WW2, Combat Photographer, Phillipines
George Naeder, Battleship New Jersey, WW2
Capt. Herman Lang, WW 2, Gen. Patton's 3rd Army
Bob Dailey
Ted Perzeszty, Korea
Mike DeIeso, WW2, Philippines
Joe Strano
Gene Pasculli
Frank Marth
Dick Douglas
Capt. Frank Florio, Bombardier, Pacific
John Baranello, WW2
Rich Brender, Viet Nam
Capt. Harry Haigood, WW2
Al Consiglio
Joe Sokota
Vinnie Castrataro, Korea, WW2
Tony Cucurullo, WW2, Korea, UDT/Seals Assn.
Bill Naeder, 2nd.Inf. Div., Korea (14 months)
Marty Solomon
Harry Charles, WW2
Cal Marotta, Marines, WW2, Bikini, Guam
Sid Kaufman,1942-1946 U.S Signal Corps -42nd Rainbow Infantry Divison.
Larry Quinlan ,1 Marines Corp -S Solomons, & New Georgia, 3MACorp
Lou Mascek, WW2, USAF -Bougainville (deceased)
George Magee, USN WW2, -- Korea (deceased)
Jack Katz, WW 2, AAF, Tech.Sgt., Air Medal, 45 missions over Europe.
Anthony H Cipolla, WW2
Dan Parmelee, M/Sgt, WW2, Grp. Com. Chief, 366th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force.
Colonel William S. Paley, WW2, Office of Strategic Services
George Smith, WW2,
Bob Thomas, Telecine, Viet Nam (Agent Orange deceased)
Angelo 'Chic' Gulino, WW2, Marines- Pacific
Jim McQuiston, Navy, WW2 (deceased)
Lt. Elliot Gordon
Sgt. Bob Keeshan, (Capt. Kangaroo) Marines WW 2, Iwo Jima, Navy Cross
Sgt. Mike Kaufman, (Video Tape) Air Force, Korea, 1952
Paul Buda, WW2 (deceased)
Scott Eithier, Marines
Art Korff, Lt. Col, Air Force (still active…Langley, VA.)
Major Milt Greenwald
Sy Steiger, OSS, WW2
Bob Dailey, Combat Photographer 163rd Sig Photo Co., WW2
Royce Fish, WWII
James Herschel, U.S. Army, post Korea


When day is done, and the sun sets, at Arlington, the muted strains of the trumpeters wail still lingers as a cry in the hearts of the living.
Sweet repose is the blanket for all the souls of the citizenry that are in an eternal sleep beneath this hallowed ground.
The uniformity of religion stands silently and resolutely.
Yet, in the sepulcher, the remains of a cannon's shot does not mirror this quiet and serene composition.
It is left for the living to attain surcease from this anguish. For the soul is now in the embrace of deity's promise.
Incessantly do we implore that the soul be cleansed of all sinful exigencies. Does not the extreme sacrifice that was endured, act as a right of passage to the divine state?
If the soul does succeed to Nirvana, then, by divine generosity, it rewards the prayer with the calmness of the heart.
The mind must then dissolve all thoughts of the battle and replenish the heart with the love of GOD and the sanctity where love resides.
And yet, when sunset is complete, there is but one more note to be heard from the trumpets moan, ..."Day is done"
Tony Cucurullo