December 7, 2011
World War II Veterans speak out
WESTERVILLE, OHIO- Communication students from Otterbein University are getting a first-hand account of the reality of war. As part of an assignment, the students left the books behindand went outside the classroom to interview veterans.Public relations professor Daniel Steinberg assigned his students to interview World War IIveterans and to document their personal stories of the war.
I wanted my students to go back intime t
o experience what World War II was like by interviewing veterans,” said Steinberg. “I
believe it is essential that students understand the sacrifice that these brave individuals made for
Before the interviews, students spent time on their own learning about World War II to better
understand the veterans’ stories
. They were then able to get out in the real world, and have thiskind of experience by practicing the skills they learned in class by conducting the interviews.
wartime veterans is a unique and inspiring opportunity for our students to
experience, said Otterbein University’s President Kathy Krendl. “The stories of our
veteransdeserve to be told and remembered forever