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Sunday, September 02, 2007

Veteran - Ray Buch

Ray Buch was with the 11th Armored, and was their historian for many years. In their push from "the Bulge" Ray observed a combat photographer die in an artillary attack. He marked the spot in his memory and went back as soon as it was clear to retrieve the film camera. This camera shot some of the footage of the liberation of Mauthausen Concentration Camp seen in the interview some years back and featured on DVD. He is now in a state of Alzheimers or dementia and is cared for by a live-in nurse, Coombah - a US Citizen - immigrant from Senegal. Several of Rays film interivews or narratives are on DVD. The collected veteran's Memories of Christmas, 1944" is a favorite. Rays interviews were done a few years ago. Now, Me3TV is making a systematic effort to interview vets and train others to do it. Contact us to volunteer (mainly NJ).
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