历史不会忘记!探访飞虎队大将Corkin之女

作者:宛霞,2015年8月

2015年8月26日上午,我们一行8人,按约准时来到美国女雕塑家、画家Janice 女士的家探访和采访她父亲二战期间加入飞虎队来到中国,帮助中国人民赢得抗战胜利的英勇事迹!
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她的父亲Herbert Corkin是陈纳德将军的部下,飞虎队重量级队员,也是陈香梅女士的生前好友,1983年访问中国,得到邓小平主席的亲切接见!她保留着父亲留下来的大量珍贵历史照片和文件!为今年举行的抗战胜利70周年的大庆活动提供了极为难得的素材!
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黄河大合唱演出总指挥乔万钧先生、国务院侨办哈佛访问学者张梅女士、组委会张森林先生、侨报波士顿负责人董英女士、世界日报记者董国梁先生、美国中文电视台李州女士、侨报记者王昊先生均到现场进行了慰问和采访!


由于Janice 女士是我女儿的美术私教,所以我义不容辞的成为了这次采访活动的组织者和协调人!采访结束后,Janice还为大家准备了丰盛的下午茶,品尝了她亲手制作的萍果排,由于味道极佳,被大家一扫而光!当然我也为这次采访忙了3天,非常的有幸和开心!
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下面的链接是美国中文电视记者李州的采访报道。

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Obituary

Herbert I. CORKIN Of Key Biscayne, FL, formerly of Chestnut Hill, MA, passed away on May 1, 2012, surrounded by loving family in his home. Beloved husband of the late Ruth (Reznick) Corkin. Son of the late Charles and Olga (Feldman) Corkin. Devoted father of Marjorie and her husband George Kaplan, Janice Corkin and Manfred Rudolf, and the late Charles and Robert Corkin.

Proud grandfather of Robin and her husband Michael Price, Robert and his wife Emily (Kumler) Kaplan, William Kaplan, John Rudolf, Lee and her husband Charles Manning, David Rudolf and Katherine Rudolf. Cherished great-grandfather of Chloe Price, and Maximillan Kaplan. Loving brother of the late Joseph and Alvan Corkin, Bertha Diamond, Freda Mirkin, and Doris Tanner. Born in Boston, resided in Chestnut Hill, and moved to Key Biscayne, FL, Herbert was an officer and a gentleman.

He was a veteran of WWII, and flew with the Flying Tigers under General Claire Chennault. He was Chairman and CEO of the Entwistle Company in Hudson, MA since 1954. Mr. Corkin was a philanthropist of many charities including Children’s Hospital, The National Museum of Jewish Heritage, and Brimmer and May School.

Services at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 10:30 am (parking attendants on the Riverway). Memorial observance will be private. In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to Emily and Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman Chair in Rabbinics at The Hebrew Union College, 1 West 4th St., New York, NY 10012-1186. Papa Herbie was honest and generous to his entire family. A good friend to many, he will be dearly missed by all. (Brezniak-Rodman Chapel www.brezniakrodman.com)

Published in The Boston Globe on May 2, 2012.

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