Scottdale Historical Society
Scottdale Historical Society

World War II Veteran Interviews

Mr. Robert Percy conducted interviews of Scottdale, and surrounding area, Veterans of World War II through the 1970s and into the 2000s.  These recorded interviews are being digitized by the Scottdale Historical Society so we can share them with our community and those interested in learning more about World War II.

Mr. Robert Percy Mr. Robert Percy

Mr. Percy also has a book, "Profiles of Service and Sacrifice" that is available at the Scottdale Library that pays tribute to 20 local veterans of World War II.


"The tributes to veterans, included within, should evoke a sense of appreciation throughout our civilian popularion in recognition of the unselfish sacrifices made by each of our local military personnel.  Their contributions where indispensable to the prosecution and successful conclusion of World War II. A special recognition is reserved for those who did not survive wartime combat assignments.  Some remain in far flung cemeteries, while others were brough home to thier final resting place.  Whatever the choice, and wherever they rese, they are not forgotten." - Dedication from "Profiles of Service and Sacrifice."

As the Scottdale Historical Society continues to process all of the audio recordings from Mr. Percy, we are also asking for photos of our towns World War II Veterans to be shared with us by emailing us.  We are also looking for additional photos of the following veterans to be included with upcoming interview releases.

  • Sam Bair
  • Bob Clark
  • Rev. Ed Danner
  • Art Grimm
  • Ray Kiefer
  • Robert Long
  • Vernon Miller
  • Joe Pepe
  • Wally Schroyer
  • George Sebey
  • Nevin Siltenpole
  • Jim Tallentire
  • Mike Tullio
  • Tom (Bud) Maglanes
  • Mimi Finnerty
  • Mike Fail
  • Bill Mehallick
  • Ed Sknerski
  • Don Keffer
  • Harold (Jake) Claycomb
  • Carl Smith
  • Don Zimmerman
  • John D'Ambrosio

Sam Bair - 1st Marine Division

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