George Ciampa – 87 year young Filmmaker & WWII Vet

Air Date:

Friday, July 13, 2012

Show #74

George Ciampa a WWII Veteran who at the age of 81 began making films about his experiences landing on D-Day and working with the 607th grave registration division. George has done three films and at the age of 87 he is about to begin his fourth.

His stories of burying over 80,000 GI’s KIA from D-DAY to the Nazi Surrender is one incredible story which he documents in his first two films. His third film is about the men of the 8th Air Force that the French have honored. George’s goal is to make films to teach American high school students of today about the history of WWII and the cost of freedom. He shows all the graves of our honored dead that he personally buried.

George talks about his recent trip back to Europe and his work at the American Military Cemeteries, and next film, where he will show how European school children, in the former occupied countries, are now adopting a grave of an American Soldier and planting flowers at these graves.

 

George Ciampa’s Interview