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Anthony LaSpada, U.S. Army

August 12, 2012 ¯ World War II, Korean War ? Tech 5, typist clerk, mail clerk, World War II; rifle man, (MP) military police, Korean War. more »»

Wesley George, U.S. Navy

August 5, 2012 Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts. The first part ran on July 29. Both stories can be found at www.observertoday. more »»

Wesley George, U.S. Navy

July 29, 2012 Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. Part two will be published on Aug. 5. more »»

John G. Becker, U.S. Army

July 22, 2012 Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts. Both parts are online at Arriving in Vietnam was the first day of the rest of his life for John G. Becker. more »»

John G. Becker, U.S. Army

July 15, 2012 Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. The second part will be in July 22 OBSERVER. ¯ United States Army — US 51774808 ¯ Spec. more »»

Frederick Nelson Summerton, U.S. Navy

July 8, 2012 ¯ U.S. Navy, U.S. more »»

Honoring all veterans with a focus on PTSD

July 1, 2012 ¯ Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. more »»

Robert E. Foley, U.S. Army

June 24, 2012 Korean War era — Battle of Inchon, T-bone Hill, Baldy Hill. ¯ Weapons company — small arms, 9th infantry, 2nd division, Charlie company ¯ Overseas duty — 11 months, 28 days. more »»

Louis Stanley Kaus, U.S. Army

June 17, 2012 ¯ Combat Medic, World War II ¯ European Theater — Rhineland, Normandy Invasion first wave, Battle of the Bulge ¯ Medals and awards: American Campaign, World War II Victory Medal, European Campaign... more »»

John Edward Fedyszyn, U.S. Marine Corps

June 14, 2012 John Edward Fedyszyn was born on Flag Day, June 14, 1949. He is the son of the late John B. and Elizabeth (Bentley) Fedyszyn. more »»

John Bernard Fedyszyn, U.S. Navy, U.S. Naval Reserve

June 10, 2012 ? CPO (Chief Petty Officer) 1st class USN 234-42-23 ? BM (Boatswain Mate) 5-48-030 ? BM 0102-32 USNR (United States Naval Reserve) USN 234-42-23 ¯ United States Naval ships: USS LST-497 landing shi... more »»

Michael J. Sammartino, U.S. Army: A sister’s story

June 3, 2012 The day came and Michael J. Sammartino was officially property of the U.S. Army. After packing his suitcase and saying all his goodbyes, Michael headed to his front door. more »»

Michael J. Sammartino, United States Army, WWII

May 28, 2012 Michael Sammartino was born at his family’s home at 145 Lake Shore Drive West on June 13, 1926. more »»

Dominic ‘Dom’ Rossotto, U.S. Marine

May 20, 2012 ¯ World War II, MAG-Marine Air Group ¯ VMB 612 — A new type of a Marine air grou. more »»

Dunkirk Veterans Administration

May 13, 2012 ¯ Outpatient Clinic, 166 E. Fourth St., Dunkirk, 203-6474 or 1-800-310-5001 ¯ Staff Dr. more »»

Walter G. Pfleuger, U.S. Army

May 6, 2012 ¯ Medical Corps ¯ Field cook — Duties were to set up field mess provisions to feed combat troops while in combat conditions. Having field warm meals created better morale. more »»

Richard J. Husch, U.S. Army

April 29, 2012 ¯ World War II, Sp 4 pay level E-4 ¯ Quartermaster, 295th quartermaster, Salvage battalion — The term quartermaster comes from a 17th century term “quartiermeister” and initially denoted a court... more »»

Gib Seegert, U.S. Marine

April 22, 2012 To continue with Gib Seegert’s story, I want readers to understand, in a war, there are jobs that must be done. Graves registration was part of war. It was a duty some could not do. more »»

Gib Seegert, U.S. Marine

April 15, 2012 ¯ Vietnam Era ¯ Third Marine Division ¯ Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) ¯ 0311 Grunt, Rifleman Infantry Man in Vietnam on the DMZ (demilitarized zone) The 0311 was a marine whose duties were t... more »»

Frederick Szary, U.S. Army

April 8, 2012 ¯ Wackernheim, Germany ¯ Era — Cold War, Vietnam ¯ Unit — Battery B, 2nd battalion; 7th artillery hawk Missile. more »»



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