I recall several years ago, walking slowly from the cemetery after the funeral for my Uncle Joe, a World War II vet. As I looked back, I saw my other uncle, Phil, standing alone by the grave saluting my uncle one last time. At 93, my Uncle Phil, a World War II Coast Guard vet, remembers the war years, and remains fiercely proud of what he and his fellow World War II veterans accomplished. We sat down recently to record his story.

This recording talks of his early years in Philadelphia, but mainly the war years, memories that are so important to preserve.


Frank Prosnitz

Frank Prosnitz brings to WhatsUpNewp several years in journalism, including 10 as editor of the Providence (RI) Business News and 14 years as a reporter and bureau manager at the Providence (RI) Journal. Prosnitz began his journalism career as a sportswriter at the Asbury Park (NJ) Press, moving to The News Tribune (Woodbridge, NJ), before joining the Providence Journal. Prosnitz hosts the Morning Show on WLBQ radio (Westerly), 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, and It’s Your Business, also on WBLQ, Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Prosnitz has twice won Best in Business Awards from the national Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), twice was named Media Advocate of the Year by the Small Business Administration, won an investigative reporter’s award from the New England Press Association, and newswriting award from the Rhode Island Press Association.