NEWS&VIEWS by Jacqueline Bennett

Posts from the “WW II” Category

Tooting My Own Horn

Posted on May 24, 2013

Yes, I am going to unabashedly toot my own horn. I am quite pleased to have my work recognized again by the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. One of my feature photos won second place in its category in the 2012 Excellence in Journalism Competition. Announced last night, this marks the fifth time my work has been recognized by CTSPJ – previously with three awards for writing and another for photography. This most recent winning photo is of the woman who posed for famous American illustrator Norman Rockwell’s iconic “Rosie the Riveter.” Rockwell’s “Rosie” appeared on the cover of the May 29, 1943 edition of The Saturday Evening Post.  I took the photo, which ran in the local newspaper for which…

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Member Among WW II Veterans on Washington D.C. Day of Honor Trip

Posted on May 10, 2013

Story & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Looking dapper in a black suit and dark blue shirt accented by a bolo tie, World War II veteran Earl Colebut was welcomed back at Bradley International Airport last Saturday night by about thirty fellow members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. Family and friends turned out to greet Colebut who was among 100 veterans, who took a Day of Honor trip on April 27 to visit the WW II Memorial and other monuments in Washington, D.C. The soft-spoken Colebut said he served in Germany during the war. As is typical of veterans of his era, rather than elaborating on his wartime experience, Colebut described himself as a man of peace not violence and spoke of the…