In Memoriam

  • Remembering Richard Warren

    In celebrating the 20th Anniversary of The National World War II Museum’s opening we are taking time to look back at the many volunteers who have helped make the Museum what it is today. One of the longest-serving volunteers was a man named Richard M. Warren. Better known as “Doc,” he worked with all three Higgins boat restoration projects until his passing in June 2015.

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  • Remembering Jimmy Dubuisson

    As the Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary, we are also taking time to remember some of our volunteers who play a vital role in many areas. The Museum has been fortunate over the last 20 years to have WWII veterans serve as volunteers. One of those was Jimmy Dubuisson, who volunteered with the “Higgins Boat” crew for nearly 20 years.

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  • Remembering Bert Stolier

    The National WWII Museum offers a final salute to Bert Stolier, who died Monday, June 13, 2016. He was 97, and the longest-serving WWII-veteran volunteer at the Museum.

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  • Remembering Tom Blakey

    On Thursday, January 15, 2015, The National WWII Museum acknowledged a sad milestone in the death of the Museum’s legendary volunteer Thomas Blakey, a former U.S. Army paratrooper who fought in the European Theater. Blakey died at his home early Thursday morning.

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  • Frances Skiba Hoffmann, US Marine

    WWII Veteran, Pioneering Marine, Museum volunteer

    Frances Skiba Hoffmann, a WWII veteran and one of the first members of the Marine Corps Women's Reserve, died last week in New Orleans at age 96 of COVID-19. She was a beloved member of our Museum family.

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