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Lester L. Mahon, U.S. Air Force

January 19, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Jan. more »»

IN?MEMORY: Raymond Donald Warner Jr., U.S. Army

January 5, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. ¯ World War II U.S. Army Heavy Maintenance Co., 103rd ordinance. ¯ Spec. 5 sergeant. more »»

Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council

December 22, 2013 Founded in 1966, this group of legions, veterans of foreign wars posts in the Dunkirk-Fredonia area, heads up the Memorial Day parade in Dunkirk as well as services for Veterans Day. more »»

In honor: Special salute

December 8, 2013 Over the past few years, we’ve read stories about local veterans who did their duty when called by their country. Some joined; others were drafted. more »»

Capt. Charles “Brian” Johnston, U.S. Navy

December 1, 2013 Capt. Charles “Brian” Johnston, a native of Brocton, retired from the United States Navy on Sept. 1, 2013 after 30 years of service. Cap. more »»

Vincent C. Manzella, U.S. Army Air Force

November 24, 2013 Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts. As fate would have it, the Slipstream was shot down over Olomouc, Czechoslovakia, which was occupied by Germans. more »»

Vincent C. Manzella, U.S. Army Air Force

November 17, 2013 • 15th Air Force, 99th Bomber group, 347th squadron • Outfit: MIA: 12/18/44 Olomouc, Czechoslovakia. more »»

Albert M. Olmstead, Merchant Marine

November 10, 2013 Editor’s note: This is the third of three parts. Into the Army With his duties as a Merchant Marine completed, Albert M. Olmstead decided that he wanted to keep serving his country. He joined the U. more »»

Albert M. Olmstead, Merchant Marine

November 3, 2013 Editor’s note: This is the second of a series. Part one began on Oct. 27. Making the choice When one of Albert M. Olmstead’s employers passed away, Olmstead had to make a choice. more »»

IN MEMORY... Remembering area war veterans

September 22, 2013 Editor’s note: This is part two of two parts A sailor’s choice February, March, April and June 1945 were filled with fierce battles with the Japanese Fleet. more »»

IN?HONOR

August 4, 2013 Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts. In January 2010, Gunnery Sergeant Chad Robert Lyman transferred to The Basic School in Quantico, Va. for training. On Feb. more »»

Chad Robert Lyman, U.S. Marine

July 28, 2013 Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. ¯ United States Marines: Active Duty ¯ C.W.O. — Chief Warrant Officer. A Marine Grade from W-1 to W-5. C.W.O. more »»

Clark Jess Tyler, U.S. Navy

July 13, 2013 ¯ Word War II — 133rd Sea Bee Battalion (Construction Battalion) ¯ Tactical Area of Responsibility— Iwo Jima, Japan; Guam ¯ Medals/Honors — World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic Medal, Navy Unit... more »»

Robert Bartkowiak, U.S. Air Force, active duty

June 16, 2013 ¯ Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas: Basic boot camp ¯ Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas: Biomedical school ¯ Biomedical Equipment Technician: The Air Force operates medical equipment all over th... more »»

Carlton R. Wagner, U.S. Merchant Marines

June 2, 2013 Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. Enlistment: U.S. Merchant Marines, U.S. Army, Korean Occupation, U.S. Army Reserves, U.S. more »»

Edward M. Orcutt, U.S. Army

April 14, 2013 Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. more »»

Robert Francis Wolfe, U.S. Army

March 10, 2013 ? United States Army — 32-832-387 ? World War II — Boston Harbor Mine Lanes, Central Europe, Salzburg, Berchtesgaden, Konigsee, Prien ? Units — Battery C 72nd anti-air artillery, Boston Harbor, 42nd... more »»

Terry Lee Henderson, U.S. Navy

March 3, 2013 Remembering a friend — close friend Rick Mascaro returned to Westfield’s Memorial Park and gave a speech entitled “Bittersweet Heroes. more »»

Terry Lee Henderson, U.S. Navy

February 24, 2013 ? Vietnam War — C.I.C. (Combat Information Center): The C.I.C duties related to the Naval Gunfire Team. Henderson passed information to Fire Direction Control needed to fire the ship’s 155 mm guns. more »»

Gold Star Mothers

February 10, 2013 The Sullivan brothers Mission: Operation Watchtower Location: Guadalcanal, one of three major islands in the Solomon chain of islands. more »»

 
 

 

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