The website of Florida Veterans Programs and Projects, Inc.

The website of Florida Veterans Programs and Projects, Inc.

Current Projects

The making of Korea: Forgotten War, Remembered Heroes

Korean War History and References
Preparing for the documentary
Profiles of those interviewed:

In brief -

Richard Bassett

Interviews of six people selected for our documentary have been recorded. Interviewed so far:

Richard Bassett, St. Augustine High School history teacher, retired. He was a Korean War prisoner of war for twenty two months. Author of the book And the Wind Blew Cold, which describes his time in captivity.
Robert Bey, Lt. Col. U.S. Marine Corps, retired, 1st Marine Division.
George Gaspard was among the first Green Berets sent to Korea after training in Special Intelligence School in Japan.

Jack Wentz was in the U.S. Army. He tells of how he had his picture taken with Marilyn Monroe.

Lt. Col. James B. Vanairsdale, a platoon leader in the First Marine Division who saw combat throughout Korea.

Steve Voguit, historian. To provide background context, Steven has offered comparisons of the Korean War with wars before and after.

These are photos from the sessions.

In the studio at The Art Institute of Jacskonville.

Steve Voguit

Lt. Col.  Robert Bey 

On location at St. Francis Barracks.

On location at Coquina Crossing.

Jack Wentz

Lt. Col. James B. Vanairsdale

Dr. Nadia Ramoutar and her students from The Art Institute of Jacksonville are providing the video recording and editing services. The gentleman who appears too mature to be a student is producer, Michael Rothfeld.

The mission and purpose of Veterans Programs & Projects, Inc. is to educate the public about veterans matters through educational and historical programs & projects such as documentaries and classroom programs. One of these classroom projects was a redesigned website with fresh, new content about our Korean War documentary, also created by the students at The Art Institute of Jacksonville. FVPPI has opted to retain the present design of our website, and incorporate the new content. We are very grateful to the students and their instructors for these wonderful new additions which greatly enhance the experience of visitors to Thank you very much.