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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 »»

Charles Ervin Johnston, served in two World Wars

March 23, 2014 Charles (‘‘Charlie”) Ervin Johnston of Brocton was born on Oct. 17, 1897, in Reynoldsville, Pa. He enlisted in the Marine Corps during World War I and was to be sent to Europe. more »»

Floyd C. Cornelius, U.S. Army

March 9, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts With school behind him, Floyd Cornelius knew it was time to enter the work force. more »»

Floyd C. Cornelius, U.S. Army

March 2, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. Floyd C. Cornelius served with the 716th Military Police Battalion and the 188th Military Police Battalion in Vietnam, as well as serving at the U.S. more »»

Cassadaga man receives honors from Legion commander

February 23, 2014 New York State American Legion Commander Kenneth Governor brought a message of “Service First” to the Legion family in Chautauqua County on Feb. 14 and honored a Cassadaga area Legionnaire. more »»

Anthony Henry Banach, U.S. Navy

February 16, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts. With his Naval enlistment over, it wasn’t long before Anthony Henry Banach knew he needed to go back and do what he really enjoyed. On Fe. more »»

Anthony Henry Banach, U.S. Navy

February 9, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. Anthony Henry Banach served in the United States Navy Reserves in the 1930s and then in the United States Navy during World War II. more »»

Raymond F. “Sam” Weber, U.S. Army

February 2, 2014 On Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, Raymond F. “Sam” Weber, a World War II veteran died at 105. Weber was honored in a ceremony in December in celebration of his birthday. more »»

Lester L. Mahon, U.S. Air Force

January 26, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts. On May 4, 1951, newly decorated Air Force Capt. Lester L. Mahon took the oath at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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