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What We Lost of the Greatest Generation By Charles Rodenbough
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A biography of Lt. Victor H. Idol, Jr., who was an American pilot shot down June 17, 1944 during the days of the Normandy Invasion. When he landed behind German lines, he was shot by the SS. His... More > story is typical of the men who lost their lives in that conflict and have become known as the "Greatest Generation." He enlisted before Pearl Harbor and his life ended just after his 24th birthday. The record takes him from his college days when he became a student pilot and through his military training. Out of England, he flew his Thunderbolt over the battlefields of Europe through the invasion of Normandy. He sought no glory. He served as his duty to the United States. His family suffered through the uncertainty of "Missing in Action" and the delayed grief of "Killed in Action." The Allies were victorious. The memorabilia of his life and service have been preserved by his family in his foot locker. Sixty nine years later, they have been archived at the Museum & Archives of Rockingham County (MARC).< Less
Rodenbach to Rodenbough By Charles D. Rodenbough
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In 1891, retired Union General Theophilus Francis Rodenbough published a genealogy about his extended family which he called "Autumn Leaves From Family Trees." About six generations have... More > passed and the access to broader ranges of research, particularly using the computer, have made possible this update of the General's work For the author it has been the accumulated work of about 60 years. He has expanded the sources and has investigated families who, particularly at the time of emigration, were associated with the Rodenbach/Rodenbough family. This expands the story to a study of a particular category of German immigration to America and its roots in Europe. The Rodenbach/Rodenbough family is covered in 4 generations in Germany and 10 in America. Eleven allied families including: Rockefeller, Hockenberry, Brown, Shatwell, Teel, Letsch, Cline, Silverthorne, Major, Okeson, and Albertson are covered in multiple generations and there are 20 Genealogical charts, mostly German in origin and over 55 illustrations.< Less
Separated at Birth By Charles Rodenbough
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Between 1993 and 2005 the author worked in Russia, Tajikistan, and Belarus for extended periods with different humanitarian projects through American Protestant denominations, chiefly Presbyterian... More > and Methodist,and the Russian Orthodox (Department of Education and Catechism, PIMEN, and Metropolitan Fileret of Belarus. This study of his experiences in travel and negotiations on these projects that involved: women's work in the church, departments of education, medical resources, relief distribution systems,inter-church dialogue, Orthodox study for Protestants, agricultural programs, building restoration, Moslem issues in Central Asia, Russian charity programs, Ecumenical programs between US and Russia, Freedom of Conscience legislation.The author discusses his personal Faith journey as an American layman as he enmeshed himself in the study of Orthodoxy and Russian history within the rapidly changing period of perestroika.He perceives a spiritual impulse for dialogue at the beginning of the 3rd Millennium.< Less
Understanding the Flow of Ancestry-Antigua-Virginia By Charles D. Rodenbough
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This is an interactive study plan presented in five books using a common format for teaching in schools, homes, and churches. The Bible, the Koran or other faith texts, give a foundation for the... More > understanding of a particular people, thus giving believers roots upon which to build their own images in continuity with their past. This study can demonstrate for African Americans, the flow of their ancestry as a historical continuum. Where genealogical study may find a research roadblock with the last slave ancestor, African Americans find in the flow of their story, the same kind of harmony that the slaves found in the richness of the Old Testament. The value of such an inclusive understanding of the progress of a people of faith, is not limited to African Americans but can be an instrument of educational understanding for any student.< Less