PT Boat Forum


Moderated by: Dick, Jeff D

The PT Boat Forum ª PT Boats of WWII ª  PT Boats - General

Page: 1 of 1

Back to Topic Index Page 122 | Replies: 4

 Author  Topic: Lost Reunions Boston Film Festival
Frank J Andruss Sr

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Sep 23, 2012 - 10:10am

Saturday afternoon I attended the Boston Film festival for the showing of the film documentary "The Lost Reunions". We had a great time there, as I met PT BOAT VETERAN, Ray Wilbur from PT-495 and his son Ray Jr. Danny Diaz, who produced the film was there as well as his staff. The Theater was really something with comfortable couches and unreal sound system. There was a question and answer period after the show, and Ray was given a real nice applause by those in attendance. I think people really enjoyed seeing the PT Boat Vets in the film. Here are a few photo's from the afternoon.

Frank




jpeg 005. Myself, Ray Wilbur Sr., and his son Ray Jr., meeting before the show.





jpeg 003. Myself, Ray Wilbur Sr., and Danny Diaz, producer of the film "Lost Reunions".





jpeg 010. My sister Lori, showing the program for the Boston Film Festival.




Total Posts: 3269 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am | IP Logged

PeterTareBuilder

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of PeterTareBuilder  Posted on: Sep 23, 2012 - 12:35pm
Whe someone like Frank has such a deep abiding interest in something, it's wonderful he can meet with actual crewmen. I rally hope these stories that the veterans have will be collected and written down for future generations.

For the US it has been 71 years since WW2 started. For a ten years old child now that would almost be comparable to a 10 years old kid in 1941 reading about the American Civil War. In 2022 it will be comparable for a kid then.

Soon, unfortuately, all the vets will be gone and WW2 will be relegated to the dim recesses of history along with all the other wars of history.

From 'Flower of Scotland' but very applicable to all WW2 vets:

"...when will we see yer likes again?"

I believe that generation was unique and such as they will not be seen again.

Cheers

"Give me a faster PT boat for I'd like to get out of harm's way!"

Total Posts: 494 | Joined: Jun 24, 2008 - 5:59pm | IP Logged

TED WALTHER

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of TED WALTHER   Send Email To TED WALTHER Posted on: Sep 23, 2012 - 12:37pm
Frank;
Looks like you had a good time, did Danny mention when this docmentary might go to disc?
Take care,
TED


Total Posts: 2930 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am | IP Logged

Frank J Andruss Sr

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Sep 23, 2012 - 1:45pm
Ted, we were so busy enjoying this event, that I really never got the chance to ask him. One of the great pleasures of the day was looking into the audience and seeing all the young people in attendance. I had some time to sit with Ray Wilbur Sr. and talk with him about his time spent on PT-495, and he told me some interesting things. I hope to have more time to chat with him in the very near future. Pete, your right, our WWII Vets should write down their experiences, for fear of losing the things they did forever. Being at the Boston Film Festival was indeed a treat, but seeing what the subject matter was had to be the highlight for me............


Total Posts: 3269 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am | IP Logged

Frank J Andruss Sr

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Sep 25, 2012 - 1:30am
I heard from Danny Diaz, who said the film "Lost Reunions won an award at the Boston Film Festival for BEST NEW DIRECTOR. Great job by that whole group for putting together a nice film in honor of our PT BOAT VETERANS. When this does come out on DVD, I know you guys will really like it.........................


Total Posts: 3269 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am | IP Logged


Lock Topic

 

Forum Legend

New Member

Reply to topic

More than 25 posts | Full Member

Reply to topic with quoted message

More than 50 posts | Advanced Member

Edit Message

More than 150 posts | MASTER

View profile

More than 300 posts | TOP BOSS

Email member