“I started searching how many World War II veterans are still around. We are on a short lead time,” DiDio said.
She said she was inspired by a recent newspaper article about Vernon Foster of Parkton, a World War II tank commander who was just shy of his 99th birthday. Foster is among about 558,000 World War II veterans still living out of 16 million who served, according to federal statistics.
“There’s so much bad news out there — here’s a look at people who are making a difference in the world,” DiDio said. “The short-term plan is I would like to do this on my blog. You start doing something and you never know where it’s going to go.”