Finding WW2 veterans who were stationed in Rome?
April 12, 2012 2:34 PM Subscribe
Historyfilter: how would I go about identifying and actually contacting G.I.s stationed in Rome post-WW2? I'm hoping there may be an uncomplicated way to reach the octuagenarians who spent some significant amount of time in the city right after the war.
posted by progosk to Society & Culture (4 answers total)
I've sent a contact email outlining my hopes to the American G.I. Forum
, but perhaps that's entirely the wrong place to try?
The reason behind my quest? There's a pressing (for me) anecdote that can only gain historical significance if I'm lucky enough to find someone who actually lived (or at least directly heard about) it.
(Alternatively/in addition: suggestions of accounts of Rome right after the war as told by American servicemen are also welcome.)