Tuesday, May 10, 2005

By Tony Cucurullo

Dec 7th a day that shall live in infamy
Dec 1942 Bombs over Tokyo
Early 1942 Guadalcanal
The Solomon’s, Sea battles, Naval carnage
El Alamein, The Desert Fox, Tobruk
Norway sub pens, Dieppe, Polesti Oil Fields
So far a CBS man was involved: More to come
1943 1100 dead on the beach of Tarawa, 2 CBS people were there.
B-17’s blackened the daytime skies over Germany, CBS’ers were there.
In the Pacific sailors were island hoping:
Palau, Saipan, Guam, CBS was here too.
1944 McArthur kept his promise “To return”
CBS had 2 combat photo’s there.
In the China Burma Theater CBS had some men flying over the Hump.
In 1944 June 6th CBS was well represented at Normandy.

Before it slips my mind, at Anzio we had a great to be Studio cameraman.
The battle of the Bulge did not go unnoticed by one of our great engineers.
Later in the Korean War (Conflict; for the purist) we sent a couple of CBS people to help remind the Asian force while they have the multitudes we have the firepower.
Even as news events unfolded about war in the world we had CBS newsmen and woman to record that fact.
We had those foot soldiers walk through jungles, in the mud, fly in the helicopters,
Live in the swamps, and then come home to work at CBS.

The Vietnam War was an abomination to the sensibilities of mankind yet CBS shed some of its blood, and showed its courage to the world. They are the generation that carries the lumps of bias and prejudice along with the horror of conflict.

Well, my dear comrades in arms I hope you have included you illustrious name to our wall of honor. For if you just wore the uniform and participated in a minor service function you were at least a member of this countries elite and should take pride in your efforts.
Respectfully yours,
Tony Cucurullo

CBS HONOR ROLL (in alphabetical order)

John Baranello, WW2
Vincent Bartilucci, Radio Op, B17 Memphis Belle Squadron. Dsc/Air Medal/Bronze Star
Rich Brender, Viet Nam
Paul Buda, WW2 (deceased)
Vinnie Castrataro, Korea, WW2
Harry Charles, WW2
Anthony H Cipolla, WW2
Chico Claudio, WW2, Combat Photographer
David A. Cohn, WW 2
Al Consiglio
Colonel Dom Corrado
Walter Cronkite, WW2
Tony Cucurullo, WW2, Korea, UDT/Seals Assn
Bob Dailey, Combat Photographer 163rd Sig Photo Co., WW2
Mike DeIeso, WW2, Philippines
Tom Delila, Guadalcana
Dick Douglas
Scott Eithier, Marines
Pierce Evans (Battle of the Bulge)
Al Fabricatore, WW2
Royce Fish, WWII
Capt. Frank Florio, Bombardier, Pacific
Lt. Elliot Gordon
Major Milt Greenwald
Angelo 'Chic' Gulino, WW2, Marines- Pacific
Capt. Harry Haigood, WW2
James Herschel, U.S. Army, post Korea
Jack Katz, WW 2, AAF, Tech.Sgt., Air Medal, 45 missions over Europe.(deceased)
Sgt. Mike Kaufman, (Video Tape) Air Force, Korea, 1952
Sid Kaufman,1942-1946 U.S Signal Corps -42nd Rainbow Infantry Divison.
Sgt. Bob Keeshan, (Capt. Kangaroo) Marines WW 2, Iwo Jima, Navy Cross
Art Korff, Lt. Col, Air Force (still active…Langley, VA.)
Al Kozak Navy (deceased)
Capt. Herman Lang, WW 2, Gen. Patton's 3rd Army
John Lincoln, WW2, Combat Photographer (deceased)
George Magee, USN WW2, -- Korea (deceased)
Cal Marotta, Marines, WW2, Bikini, Guam
Frank Marth
Lou Mascek, WW2, USAF -Bougainville (deceased)
Dennis "Patty" McBride, WW 2,Combal Photographer (deceased)
Neil McCaffery Viet Nam
Jim McCarthy, WW2, Europe
Jim McQuiston, Navy, WW2 (deceased)
Lt. Col. Sig Meyers. WW2, Combat Photographer, Phillipines
Bill Naeder, 2nd.Inf. Div., Korea (14 months)
George Naeder, Battleship New Jersey, WW2
Capt. Dave Paine, Fighter Pilot WW2
Colonel William S. Paley, WW2, Office of Strategic Services
Dan Parmelee, M/Sgt, WW2, Grp. Com. Chief, 366th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force.
Gene Pasculli WW2
Ted Perzeszty, Korea
Phil Polanski, WW2 Silver Star
Larry Quinlan ,1 Marines Corp -S Solomons, & New Georgia, 3MACorp
Major Jesse Rineer
Andy Rooney, WW2Lt.
Jim Rose, Vietnam
George Smith, WW2,
Joe Sokota
Marty Solomon
Sy Steiger, OSS, WW2
Joe Strano
Vernon Surphlis, China Burma, WW2 Over 30 missions over Germany
Bernie Sweeney, 2nd Cav, Vietnam
Bob Thomas, Telecine, Viet Nam (Agent Orange deceased)

PS: Please add your name to this list and forward it to me so that I may include it the next time around. Send it to: tonycucu2@cox.netand thank you for your service (ed. note: from ALL of us!)