Volume II of the Old Soldiers' Home website
An extension of the revived 'oldsoldiershome.com',
Tom's Original Website
Photo Album Guest Book Message Board
Once again, an Old Soldiers's Home
We have not forgotten the passing of Tom Cohoon, the founder of the Old Soldiers' Home, on the 20th of July, 2006.
nor cold, nor rain, nor mud, nor enemy fire,
and may he now rest in Peace.
Now, four years later on the 20th of July, 2010, we are pleased to have recovered his original domain http://www.oldsoldiershome.com from the internet pirates who have held it for ransom for the past three years.
The bulk of the work to shift Tom's original material back to the Old Soldiers' Home domain and reorganize the newer material in the OldSoHo domain has been completed. Some adjustments are still expected. Please contact Pat Skelly, your webmaster, if you notice any changes or 'tuning' that have been overlooked. Thank you.
Take Five: A Musical Interlude
This feature has been temporarily disabled. The webmaster is, for the past and future several months, not able to give it the attention that it deserves.
Sgt. Martin Rotker was a Signal Corps photographer with the Army Pictorial Service and attached to TRUST from April 1947 to December 1948. His still photographs were taken as a part of his duties. When he could spare a moment in that work, he would use his 16 mm movie camera for his personal collection, parts of which are now becoming available here.
Originally on film, over the years this work was transferred to several generations of tape and only now is being converted to digital files. But, as we know, every generation of copying or processing takes away some of the original clarity and quality. With that caveat, we invite you to enjoy here Martin's personal look at life in TRUST and the Trieste area during 1947 through 1948; 'click' on the title above.
Frank had been designated as our Poet Laureate by Tom Cohoon, but the fanfare and display of Frank's work here was unfortunately delayed until now. In the meantime, Frank was honored in his home city of Fountain, Colorado, as their Poet Laureate.
In a recent e-mail, Frank said to me, "... with both designations I feel as if I could almost walk on water. Thanks again." I feel that those thanks go as much to Tom Cohoon and Richard Griffith for leading me to do the spade work. 'Click' on the title above to view the initial selection of Franks work relative to Trieste and our remembrance of soldiers though history.
Chuck Nobles' TRUST Historical Perspective
One of the first projects I was able to bring online was especially important to me as a historian. It was An Historical Perspective of the TRUST Command, some 200 pages of 1945-1954 documents about the Cold War in and around Trieste (not just TRUST) which had been compiled by Charles D. Nobles. He was kind enough to send me the manuscript of his tremendous effort after the computer copies were lost. They are once again publicly - and readily - available.
Current page: www.oldsoho.com/index.html
The original "Old Soldiers' Home" website was founded and managed by Lt. Col. Thomas W. Cohoon (Ret.) until his death in the summer of 2006. In creating that site, Tom gave this as his purpose and intent:
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