Our World War II Veterans
1120 McLaughlin Run Road
Bridgeville, PA 15017
412 206 0097 ext. 22


Director and Sponsor
Dan Cavanaugh
Dan Cavanaugh is a local business man who has always had a passion for history. Dan’s father served in the 3rd Army, 65th Infantry Division in WWII. He started collecting oral histories with his father and found that there was a real connection and a lot of wisdom to be shared from one generation to another.


Trip Coordinator
Jim Hilts
Jim Hilts is local business man, a veteran of Vietnam and the founder of the Get the Vets to DC bus tours. Jim’s father served in WWII and feels a real connection with fellow veterans.


Website Design & Research
Craig F Hodgkins
MSgt USMC Retired

Craig Hodgkins is a Gulf War Combat Veteran that retired from the Marine Corps after 21 Years. His father, Wilson N Hodgkins served in the Quartermaster Corps in WWII. Craig’s daughter Kristi Hodgkins, served in the Air Force, and did tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Craig’s father-in-law(deceased-1974), Capt Reginald C. Waddell, Jr, served as a Tuskegee Airman in WWII, he flew the P-40 and P-47 in combat and escort missions and his current father-in-law, Louis Dillon served in the Army and did 2 tours in Vietnam. Craig’s biological father Henry Haase; who Craig never met did tours in both WWII and in Korea. Henry escaped from a POW Camp in Korea.