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George Mishtowt, M.D. (C’38, M’42)

Former Medical Director, U.S. Department of State Location: Wagner Alumni House Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) George Mishtowt describes a very different Washington in the 1930s. He remembers the Great Depression, World War II and his service in the 82nd Airborne, Waco gliders, landing in Holland, moving into France and the [...]

Charlie Capozzoli (F’53)

Olympian, 1952 Helsinki Games Location: Philodemic Room, Healy Hall, Georgetown University Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Capozzoli is one of America’s greatest long-distance runners. In high school, he joined the track team. By distinguishing himself as a champion runner, he received a number of college scholarships. He chose Georgetown and, as [...]

Martin Gerra (F’49)

Former Manager of International Economics, IBM Location: Philodemic Room, Healy Hall, Georgetown University Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Gerra was 14 years old when Pearl Harbor was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941. At 17, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. His most vivid World War II memory is of winning [...]

John Rose, M.D. (M’50, H’73)

Former Dean, Georgetown University School of Medicine; World War II Veteran Location: Georgetown Public Policy Institute during Main Campus Reunion Weekend 2008 Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) In January 1943, Dr. Rose enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force. He served as navigator of a B-24 in the Mediterranean Theater of [...]