104 Year Old AIA NJ / Newark and Suburban Member, Gilbert Seltzer, AIA, Featured on NPR StoryCorps and Library of Congress for his tale of Ghost Army

June 17, 2019

Mr. Seltzer in 1942. Photo courtesy of Gilbert Seltzer and NPR

104 Year Old AIA NJ / Newark and Suburban Member, Gilbert Seltzer, AIA, Featured on NPR StoryCorps and Library of Congress for his tale of Ghost Army

Brought to us by Jerome L. Eben, FAIA

In celebration of Memorial Day and the 75th Annivesary of D-Day, NPR’s StoryCorps featured World War II history from a member of AIA New Jersey and AIA Newark and Suburban!

Mr. Gilbert Seltzer is a WWII veteran  & is now the oldest person to have told his story on NPR StoryCorps.  Interviewed by his grandaughter, Sarah Seltzer,  he tells his story about serving in the top secret GHOST ARMY.  It will be archived at the Library of Congress.  At 104, he is still going to work every day in downtown West Orange, NJ!

Read more and enjoy this incredible podcast here.  

Mr. Seltzer, AIA NJ thanks you for your service to this country and for sharing your remarkable history with us!  

Photo of Mr. Seltzer in uniform in 1942 courtesy of Gilbert Seltzer.

Photo of Sarah and Gilbert Seltzer, in West Orange, N.J., in January for StoryCorps. From NPR/ Afi Yellow-Duke/StoryCorps

 

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