26 Mar 2009
Morton Schecter in Northridge has amazing stories to tell (photo attached), and remembers everything as if it happened yesterday. Newspaper editors and Online pubs please credit photo attached by Don Shilling, American Legion Post #43, Hollywood, CA. I have a higher resolution upon request. (powerful movie trailer below)
There will be military dignitaries flying in from Normandy, including the Veterans in the film - Howard Manoian, a veteran of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne who landed in Normandy on D-Day- will be honored by the French Gov. on 65th Anniversary in Normandy, June 6th and will be here April 27th. The Producer/Director Richard Lanni, Dublin, Ireland will be in Hollywood April 12 -29th, interviewing surviving D-Day Vets for a second film, "A Soldiers Story" and for media interviews or talk shows and newspaper/radio interviews. Elwood von Seibold, Battle tour Guide from France will be in town April 16th - 28th for media interviews. He is the 62-year old host of the film, who wears the uniforms and takes you on the tour.
The free screening is for Veterans only - any veterans - and media all must RSVP. Vets call
the American Legion at: 323-851-3030 or media attendance RSVP to 818-340-5300, thx.
SUGGESTED PHOTO CAPTION:
85-year old retired U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Morton (Mort) Schecter, Northridge, CA, (left) who flew as a United States Army Air Corps tail gunner in a B-24 Liberator warplane, the most produced U.S. military aircraft during World War II. He was assigned to the 467th Bomb Crew and 791st Bomb Squadron in England.(on the right) National Commander David K. Rehdein, American Legion. Photo by Don Shilling, American Legion Post #43, Hollywood, CA.