Dedicated to Captain Raymond Gimmler, New York City Fire Department, who steadfastly crusaded to mobilize public support for those serving in our military during the Vietnam War.
In memory of Richard Piatkowski and Ron Melnyk, long-time Board members, who worked on this website project, but died before we finished the job.
It is impossible to list the thousands of Americans who volunteered to do the countless hours of tedious work necessary to turn ideas into huge events. They quietly came from the ranks of ordinary folks, who love their country – and, just as quietly, slipped away after they finished the job.
The Website Team
Executive Director: Charles Wiley
Webmaster: M.C. Phillips
Video editor: Jose Contreras, Empyrean Productions
Dave Matthews helped on several fronts
Alice Wiley was indispensable
Greg Bartlett set up some of the early activity
All members of the NCRP Board of Directors and Board of Advisors contributed.
But, special thanks to Frank Perry and Andrei Prakurat for especially valuable work.
Board of Directors:
Dave Banas, Data analyst
Dr. Voorhees Dunn, Political science professor
William Gardiner, Retired computer analyst
Tom Lamont, Financial journalist, editor
RIP Leon Levonian, Retired insurance company executive
Dr. Theodore Munday, Retired chemist, associate research fellow
Vilma Novak, Researcher, archivist
RIP Frank Perry, Retired advertising art director
Bohdan Wasiutynski, Retired social worker
Charles Wiley, Lecturer, journalist
Ronald Wishart, Retired newspaper opns mgr & LTC (Ret), USAR
Kevin O’Reilly, Esq. Attorney
Timothy Anderson, Actor, broadcaster
Paul Albe, Contractor
Alice Kidney, Accountant
Andrei Prakurat, Advertising and graphic designer
Alice Wiley, Market research
Scott Wiley, Software engineer
Dr. Wesley Wynne, Psychology professor
News Media Honor Roll:
They did their best to ensure that public support for our GI’s was properly reported during the Vietnam War.
(Identification is their activity at that time.) Others may be added.
Barry Farber, Radio talk show host
Floyd Barger, Editor of the NY Daily News
Jack Shanahan, Associated Press reporter
Ted Kavanau, WNEW-TV news director
Walter Engels, WPIX-TV executive
Ed Benes, NY Daily News reporter
Hank Machirella, NY Daily News reporter
Paul Parker, WINS reporter
Jim Jensen, WCBS-TV anchor
Jack McCarthy, WPIX-TV announcer