Lest We Forget - Introduction and Credits

The Jewish War Veterans Department of Michigan named their Posts to honor the memory of fallen soldiers and dedicated JWV members. Each person honored with a namesake Post is represented on a separate page in this section of our website alphabetically by last name.
Note: An additional link to advance to the next page is located on the bottom of each page.

The majority of the text in this section of the website is excerpted from pages 16-40 of the 2014 booklet, "Lest We Forget  Saluting the Dedication of the Jewish War Veterans of Michigan and their Auxiliaries, A Compiled History" by Andrea M. Gallucci, MLIS with her permission. The few exceptions are noted below. All photos in this section of the website are owned by the JWV of Michigan. Written permission is required for outside usage. Please contact our webmaster.

The complete booklet "Lest We Forget.." outlining the history of the JWV Department of Michigan totals 63 pages with legacy photos. It is available in print form at the Rabbi Leo M. Franklin Archive inside Temple Beth El, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

What's the difference between 'Lest We Forget' and 'Gold Star Book'?

'Lest We Forget' remembers Veterans that had a JWV-Michigan Post named for them. Some of them were not from Michigan (Major General Maurice Rose), and some were not even Jewish (The Four Chaplains). Some of those remembered were not wartime casualties, but their contribution to JWV was so great that friends named their JWV Post after them when they passed. Not only does 'Lest We Forget' honor the memory of those Veterans, but also the memory of those Posts - many of which have been combined into other Posts as their membership declined.

The 'Gold Star Book' remembers all of the Michigan-based Jewish Veterans that died in combat since 1940. There is a small overlap between the two.