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Council remembers attack on Pearl Harbor

December 14, 2014 A ceremony at Memorial Park in Dunkirk was held on Dec. 7 by the Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Speakers at the ceremony included city Mayor Anthony J. more »»

 
 
 
Coins at graves indicate a visit

September 28, 2014 Mary Jane Strawser of Sheridan stopped by the OBSERVER this month after she discovered a penny on her husband’s grave. Her husband, Donald J. Strawser, 81, died Sept. 18, 201. more »»

Brothers united at breakfast

September 7, 2014 Editor’s note: This article appeared in 1965 in the Dunkirk OBSERVER. It was dropped off by Anthony Borrello of Silver Creek. more »»

Nicholas Andin, U.S. Navy

August 10, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the first of a series. Nicholas Andin served in the United State Navy during World War II with the LST 692 (landing ship tank) and the LST 291. He was a signalman striker. more »»

Arthur Lamb, U.S. Navy

July 20, 2014 On July 4, 2010, John Fedyszyn began a series of articles on veterans who served our country at home and on foreign land. His first article focused on Arthur Lamb, who served in the U.S. Navy. more »»

Philip F. Ellian, Merchant Marine

July 13, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts. After returning from World War II, Philip Ellian attended Canisius College and graduated with a degree in accounting. more »»

Philip F. Ellian, Merchant Marine

July 6, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. Philip F. more »»

Arthur Norris Crowell, U.S. Army

June 29, 2014 Editor’s note: Arthur Crowell has been profiled previously by John Fedyszyn. This article was written for the Army by one of Crowell’s former roommates. more »»

Nicholas Andin, U.S. Army

June 22, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts. The first was published June 15. Using truck convoys would mean more supplies could be delivered. more »»

Nicholas Andin, U.S. Army

June 15, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the first part. Nicholas Andin achieved the rank of specialist E-5 in the United States Army. He served in the Vietnam war in the First Infantry Phu Loi province. more »»

Burying our soldiers

June 8, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier If planning a trip to Washington, D.C. more »»

Burying our soldiers

June 1, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. more »»

Remembering Alonzo ‘Lon’ Cushing

May 27, 2014 By RAY CONIGLIO Although I had heard about the Cushing family and their links to Civil War growing up in Fredonia, I never learned of the significance until recently. more »»

Dunkirk’s draft during the Civil War

May 18, 2014 The 72nd Regiment, New York Infantry was also called the Excelsior Brigrade or Sickles Brigad. more »»

Sgt. Thomas Horan, Union Army

May 11, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles. more »»

Sgt. Thomas Horan, Union Army

May 4, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the second piece on Sgt. Thomas Horan. The first piece was published on April 2. more »»

Sgt. Thomas Horan, Union Army

April 27, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the first in a series. Thomas Horan served with the Union Army in the Civil War. His rank with Company E 72nd New York Infantry Regiment was Sgt E-5. more »»

Meeting a football pioneer

April 20, 2014 Because of a friendship that was started over 40 years ago in a club in Oakland, Calif., I was fortunate to meet and talk to one of Pro Football’s pioneers, if only for a few minutes. more »»

In Memory: Remembering area war veterans

April 13, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts. Many wars have been fought for many different reasons. Some will say that we don’t need wars. There always is a way to prevent a wa. more »»

Cpl. Ignatius J. Olewski, U.S. Army

April 6, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. Ignatius J. Olewski was a member of the United States Army Company H 115th Infantry Division, 29th Regiment. more »»

Sgt. Edward Payne Topliffe, U.S. Army

March 30, 2014 Sgt. Edward Payne Topliffe was born June 5, 1916. He was the son of Mabel (Payne) and Edgar Topliffe. He was the brother of Donald Topliffe and the sister of Marjorie (Topliffe) King. more »»

 
 

 

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