Hello, my name is R. Jay and I’m from Ashtabula, Ohio. I served in the U.S Army and was stationed in Baumholder, Germany. I was deployed to the Baghdad region of Iraq with 1st Platoon Bravo Company 2nd Battalion 6th Infantry Regiment/ Bravo 2-6 Death-Dealers. After my active duty service I enlisted into the Ohio Army National Guard with Bravo Co. 1-145th while I attended college at Kent State University.
Both of my grandfathers served in the Army during WW2 and they are no longer among us now. I wish I had the opportunity to talk to them more about their military experience. This is what inspired me to create this website, to capture veterans testimonials.
Everyday we lose our heroes and their stories go with them. We should attempt to preserve these stories for future historians and civilization to come. History books may say one thing, but a testimony from a person who witnessed in first hand what happened, holds a much stronger viewpoint.
Thank-you to everyone who made this project possible!