Americans in Wartime Experience

William Pasewark

World War II

During World War II, William Pasewark served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps.  In February 1945, Sergeant Pasewark found himself on Iwo Jima.

After the war, using the GI Bill, Bill earned his PhD at New York University. He taught at NYU; a small all-girl religious college in North Carolina; Penn State; Michigan State; and Texas Tech.

In 1956, he and his wife, Jean, came to Lubbock Texas where they co-authored 6 Texas children.

In March, 2015, he was one of only 12 Marine survivors who returned to Iwo Jima to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the invasion.

In the last 3 years Bill and his daughter, Su, have given 29 talks about WWII to audiences totaling more than 2,300 people.

His grandson, Travis Denny, is a Marine Captain and lead helicopter pilot who served in Afghanistan.

Bill has authored 94 business and computer textbooks that have helped prepare millions of students for their first jobs. Seven of his books won Texty Awards.

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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