DeWitt Video Crew and DCG

During World War II, many American airmen lost their lives in the western Pacific, some in an area presently known as The Republic of Palau. The ultimate fate of hundreds of these men remains a mystery today. For more than a half century, families and wingmen of airmen who were declared Missing In Action (MIA) have lived with a painful lack of closure: they do not know exactly how and where their loved ones died. If they could have such knowledge it might not eliminate the pain of loss, but such knowledge can sometimes ease the emptiness and silence the nightmares... (BentProp Project).
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On March 21, 2013 Brad Grost and Geoffry Croley will travel to join the "BentProp Project 2013 Expedition Palau". They will serve as the DeWitt Video Crew, (members of the DeWitt Creativity Group DCG), documenting the expedition; with a special focus on the S.H.S. Advanced Underwater Robotics team.
The expedition will involve deployment of a remotely controlled underwater exploration vessel created by the S.H.S. team. While Brad and Geoffry will assist in the expedition, their primary role will be to capture the excursion "on film". They will then create documentary videos upon completion of the trip.
Family, friends and community are uniting to help provide funding for the trip. Many of the expenses are covered, however, the flight to Palau will take 20 hours and cost $2100 per person! There is also a need to upgrade the video editing equipment to facilitate production of the documentary videos upon their return.
This special opportunity comes with very little preparation time. We have organized swiftly to fund the operation and we are seeking corporate funding wherever possible. We truly appreciate your help!
If you would prefer to send a check to make an offline donation, please address it directly to Brad or Geoffrey; or to the Dewitt Creativity Group, C/O Jeff Croley, Dewitt High School, Dewitt, Mi 48820

  • Steve Croley 
    • $200 
    • 99 mos
  • Sue Schultz 
    • $25 
    • 99 mos
  • Stephanie and Ron Radawiec 
    • $50 
    • 99 mos
  • Karen Voisinet-Fraser 
    • $20 
    • 100 mos
  • Chris and Family Evans  
    • $100 
    • 100 mos
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Mark Grost 
DeWitt, MI
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