"When you go HOME, tell them of us and say; For their TOMORROW, we gave our TODAY."

The Greatest Generations Foundation (TGGF) was founded by Australian native, Timothy Davis, whose own strong family ties to both World Wars serving alongside the Americans ignited his passion for honoring these extraordinary veterans for their service and sacrifice underarms.

Since its establishment in 2004, TGGF has provided thousands of American and Commonwealth World War II veterans with the opportunity to memorialize their stories and find closure by sponsoring their return to the hallowed grounds where they served and laid to rest those they lost in battle - all at no cost to the veterans.

Those historic locations include Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Normandy, New Guinea, Iwo Jima, Tunisia, England, Algeria, Bougainville, Mariana Islands, Germany, Peleliu Island, Netherlands, Wake Island, Poland, Tarawa Island, Australia, Italy, Luxembourg, Philippines, Okinawa, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Belgium, Thailand, New Zealand and now, programs helping veterans return to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

As these brave men and women continue to escort our country into the future, it is essential that we do not let them, their stories or their cause be forgotten, and TGGF does this as well as any unit involved in the pursuit of our wartime history. Because they understand the connectivity between the generation that fought for our freedoms and those who enjoy those freedoms today, and all it takes to benefit enormously from TGGF programs in an open, questing mind. And it means a lot to the veterans when they can share those insights with people who care about what they went through decades before when the world was in jeopardy from tyrants and the forces they commanded. They are happy to share their stories on programs like these and more than a little gratified that young men and women, mostly born long after the shooting ceased, are still interested in their perspectives and their experiences.

To this day and into the years ahead, with steadfast determination, TGGF is tirelessly devoted to becoming the most distinctive veteran association in the world. We hope you can join our mission of showing your appreciation for generations of brave women and men who have served in our country’s armed forces.

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Our leaders are fearless, determined and experienced. The fight to preserve the stories of our veterans is personal for many of them, and that is why they will never stop working on behalf of veterans EVERYWHERE


Our Leadership

Steven MELNIKOFF - World War II Ambassador
Peter DUPRE - World War II Ambassador
Frank DEVITA - World War II Ambassador
James HACKETT - Vietnam Ambassador
William HUTTON - Vietnam Ambassador
Eddie NIEDERBERGER - Vietnam Ambassador
Steve HAAS - Vietnam Ambassador

Timothy DAVIS - President and CEO
Jeremy HUBBARD - Production Development
John RIEDY - Production Development
Sean TOWLE - Production Development
James BLANE - World War II Ambassador
Elmer MCGINTY - World War II Ambassador
Jack FOY - World War II Ambassador

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Executive Board of Advisors

Our Board of Advisors, Board Emeritus and Major Donors support our programs, fundraise, volunteer and fight with us every step of the way. Our mission is made stronger through their support, guidance and, leadership. 

Mr. James BLANE
Denver, CO

Mr. Ray BARTON
Phoenix, AZ

Mrs. Joan KALIMANIS
Phoenix, AZ

Mr. Steven ROBINSON
Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Tony RESSLER
Los Angeles, CA

Mr. William DANIELS
Denver, CO

Mr. Jeffery ROSENTHAL
Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Norm BROWNSTEIN
Denver, CO 

Mrs. Renee CARPENTER
Boulder, CO

Mr. Gary WINNICK
Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Clarence SCHARBAUER
Dallas, TX

Mr. Thomas KALIMANIS
Phoenix, AZ

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Board Ambassadors Emeritus

Mr. Clarence BYAL
(U.S. Navy)

Mr. Nelson MITCHELL
(U.S. Navy)

Mr. J.C ALSTON
(U.S. Navy)

Mr. Vincent HAGG
(U.S. Army)

Mr. Emery HORN
(U.S. Army)

Mr. Jack FOY
(U.S. Army)

Mr. James BLANE
(USMC)

Mr. Jack HOLDER
(U.S. Navy)

Mr. Glenn ANGLE
(U.S. Army)

Mr. Peter DUPRE
(U.S. Army)

Mr. Arthur MEYERS
(U.S. Army Air Corps)

Mr. Wilson COLWELL
(U.S. Army)

Mr. Robert ADDOBATI
(U.S. Navy)

Mr. Homer GOODMAN
(U.S. Army Air Corps)

Mr. Donald WHIPPLE
(USMC)

Mr. Helen SNAPP
(U.S. Army)

Mr. John CALLOWHILL
(U.S. Army)

Mr. Thomas PETSO
(U.S. Army)

Mr. Joseph REILLY
(U.S. Army)

Mr. Max BROWN
(USMC)

Mr. Hugh CUMMINGS
(USMC)

Mr. Stuart HEDLEY
(U.S. Navy)

Mr. Arthur STAYMATES
(U.S. Army)

Mr. Pat DUNCAN
(U.S. Navy)

Mr. Charlie MANN
(U.S. Army)

Mr. Lawrence PARRY
(U.S. Army)

Mr. Edward TIPPER
(U.S. Army)  

Mr. Doug DILLARD
(U.S. Army)

Mrs. Mary GRIGGS
(U.S. Army)

Mrs. Marie RUGG
(U.S. Army)

Mrs. Bee HAYDU
(U.S. Army)

Mrs. Alicia-Jean STARR
(U.S. Army)

Mr. Keith HEREFORD
(U.S. Army Air Corps)

Mr. Harry DEARWATER
(U.S. Army)

Mr. Melvin WALKER
(U.S. Army)

Mr. Mickey GANITCH
(U.S. Navy)

Mr. Robert M. BOWEN
(U.S. Army)

Mr. William DOYLE
(U.S. Army)

Mr. Elmer MCGINTY
(U.S. Army Air Corps)

Mr. Earl. Bruce HEILMAN
(USMC)

Mr. Robert BALL
(U.S. Army Air Corps)

Mr. George KOSKIMAKI
(U.S. Army)

Mr. Dick ROHLEDER
(U.S. Army)

Mr. Alfred JENNINGS
(USMC)

Mr. Gordon SIMMS
(U.S. Army)

Mr. Robert LOWE
(U.S. Navy)

Mr. Harold ANGLE
(U.S. Army)

Mr. Bert MITZ
(U.S. Army)

Mr. George BLAKE
(U.S. Army)

Mr. Robert BLUM
(U.S. Navy)

Mr. Eugene JONES
(U.S. Navy)

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PROUD AMBASSADORS AND SPEAKERS OF
THE GREATEST GENERATIONS FOUNDATION

World War II Veteran: Peter DuPre - Rochester, New York

World War II Veteran: Peter DuPre - Rochester, New York

World War II Veteran: Jack FOY - Rochester, New York

World War II Veteran: Jack FOY - Rochester, New York

World War II Veteran: Joseph Scida

World War II Veteran: Joseph Scida

James Blaine, Iwo Jima - Denver, Colorado

James Blaine, Iwo Jima - Denver, Colorado

William Reynolds, Vietnam Veteran California

William Reynolds, Vietnam Veteran California

World War II Veteran: Joe Reilly, San Deigo, California

World War II Veteran: Joe Reilly, San Deigo, California

World War II Veteran: Clayton Nattier - Denver, Colorado

World War II Veteran: Clayton Nattier - Denver, Colorado

World War II Veteran: Steven MELINKOFF - Baltimore, Maryland

World War II Veteran: Steven MELINKOFF - Baltimore, Maryland

World War II Veteran: Jay Dee TRIMMER - Chicago, Illinois

World War II Veteran: Jay Dee TRIMMER - Chicago, Illinois

Gary Doc Maibach - Vietnam Veteran, Cleveland, Ohio

Gary Doc Maibach - Vietnam Veteran, Cleveland, Ohio

Steven Berntson - Vietnam Veteran Seattle, Washington

Steven Berntson - Vietnam Veteran Seattle, Washington

Dale Dye - Vietnam Veteran Texas

Dale Dye - Vietnam Veteran Texas

James Hacket - Vietnam Veteran California

James Hacket - Vietnam Veteran California

Robert Bayers - Vietnam Veteran California

Robert Bayers - Vietnam Veteran California

Larry Lilley - Vietnam Veteran, Atlanta, Georgia

Larry Lilley - Vietnam Veteran, Atlanta, Georgia

Joe Silvia - Vietnam Veteran Dallas, Texas

Joe Silvia - Vietnam Veteran Dallas, Texas

Frank Willey - Vietnam Veteran Arizona

Frank Willey - Vietnam Veteran Arizona

Eric Grimm - Vietnam Veteran Colorado

Eric Grimm - Vietnam Veteran Colorado

Steven Hopper - Vietnam Veteran Illinois

Steven Hopper - Vietnam Veteran Illinois

Pete Du Pre - World War II Veteran, Rochester, New York

Pete Du Pre - World War II Veteran, Rochester, New York

Steve Saradin - World War II Veteran, Baltimore, Maryland

Steve Saradin - World War II Veteran, Baltimore, Maryland

Frank Divita - World War II veteran, New York City, New York

Frank Divita - World War II veteran, New York City, New York

Joe Gatherall - Vietnam veteran, Los Angeles, California

Joe Gatherall - Vietnam veteran, Los Angeles, California

Lynn Stermolle, Vietnam veteran, San Antonio, Texas

Lynn Stermolle, Vietnam veteran, San Antonio, Texas

William Hutton, Vietnam Veteran, Los Angeles, California

William Hutton, Vietnam Veteran, Los Angeles, California