Veteran's Associations
that Dennis
has escorted:

101st Airborne

82nd Airborne

Original Crew of
the Memphis Belle

36th Infantry Div.

104th Infantry Div.
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First we would like to take a moment to honor "All" the veteran's who have served and continually server this great country of ours. This tour was quite an adventure for us to put together. We knew it was going to be big so we started posting the tour 2 years in advance. We immediately sold out our first bus, then the second, then the third. I am sure we would have filled a fourth is we could have found the hotel rooms. It seems that everyone wanted to experience this historic event.


W
hat a remarkable tour this was. We had the honor of having two WWII Vet's on this tour. 93 year old Clinton Riddle, 82nd A/B Division, 325th Glider Infantry, and 88 year old Ralph Denson, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, Battle of the Bulge & Bridge at Remagen 1944-1945. All the tour members where thrilled to have these two distinctive gentlemen on the tour.


Also to join us on the Normandy part of the tour was John Becker NBC News Anchor, WBIR TV. Knoxville, TN and his photographer, Jerry Owens. We were thrilled to have both these news pro's onboard.

 

John Becker's profile of Dennis Ross, owner of Custom European Tours

John Becker has been reporting the news since 1995 and has received two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and an Society of Professional Journalists award in 2010 tied to his Service & Sacrifice series. He was awarded an Emmy for a half-hour documentary he produced and reported during his embed with Army National Guard troops in Iraq in 2004. A story within that special also won top honors from the Associated Press for news writing. He was honored in 2001 with a regional Edward R. Murrow award and a Best in the West medallion for excellence in journalism. John was invited to spend a week at the Poynter Institute, a renowned school for working journalists. And in 2000 Johnís peers honored him with the Tom McCall Award for newsroom leadership. His photographer Jerry Owens has been providing riveting images for over 20 years.

 

 
John Becker's profile on Clinton Riddle.


Left to right, Jerry Owens - WBIR News Photographer, Clinton Riddle
WWII Veteran Extraordinaire and WBIR News Anchor John Becker.



 

Dennis,
My wife and I were thrilled to be part of your tour this June. The efforts your team put together to insure we were able to see as much as possible in a day was most impressive. It is clear that you take pride in your work and it showed.
Thanks again,
Bob and Mary Gene Ryan
Ventura, CA

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Hello Dennis,

I trust that you are home and enjoying some much deserved R & R. This is just a quick note to say that Sandra and I totally enjoyed the tour and feel that it could not have been better. The degree of organization was outstanding as were the accommodations. Please keep us advised as to any future tours and we hope to see you again.
Regards,
John Cork
Hoschton, GA

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Hey, Cheryl:

I'd like to express both Sharon and my sincere and profound gratitude for the opportunity you gave us to participate in the 70th WWII Anniversary Tour. It was an amazing experience. To be truthful, I'm not sure which I enjoyed more, the historic sites, the enchanting countryside's, visiting five countries, or simply observing Dennis "do his thing."

He is an engaging, meticulous, and knowledgeable individual. I kid you not when I say he was on point 24/7. He just didn't stop. As someone who is familiar with presentation skills and classroom management, I can tell you that Dennis is one of the most impressive professionals I've encountered.

Anyway, thanks again for an experience of a lifetime.
Thanks for thinking about us.

Keith and Sharon Sheldon
Pescadero, BC Mexico

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Dennis,
John has just returned from your D-Day trip and says it's the best present I've ever given him. He said the organization, the scope and depth of the tour and the overall experience was superb - definitely the "trip of a lifetime"

I just wanted to thank you, your wife and your staff for making this happen. I'm thrilled that my suggestion for a 60th birthday present was such a success. Hopefully you are now all having a well earned rest.

I would definitely recommend your tour to anyone else based on John's comments.

Kindest regards
Margaret Campbell

 
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