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Robert J. Barrett, U.S. Navy

October 7, 2012 Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. more »»

Richard R. Smith, U.S. Marine

September 30, 2012 Richard R. Smith was born on Nov. 25, 1944, in Buffalo, the son of Robert and Dorothy (Willett) Smith. The family made their homestead on Freda Avenue in Cheektowaga. more »»

Robert Mosher, U.S. Marine

September 23, 2012 Editor’s note: This is part two of two parts. The first part was published Sept. 16 and can be found at www.observertoday.com under In honor and memory. more »»

Robert Mosher, U.S. Marine

September 16, 2012 Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. The second part will be in the Sept. 23 edition. more »»

Stanley Napierala, U.S. Marine

September 9, 2012 ¯ Sergeant E-6 (non-commissioned officer), Korean War ¯ Weapons company — 81 mm mortars, 60 mm mortars, M-79 grenade launcher, M-79 rocket, M60 machine gun, 50-caliber machine gun, hand grenades ¯... more »»

Carl R. Yale, U.S. Marine

September 2, 2012 ¯ U.S. Marine — Major, Korea, Vietnam. ¯ Mustanger (Mustang) — A name given to military personnel who started his military career as an enlisted service member. more »»

Frank J. Acquavia, U.S. Army

August 26, 2012 ¯ U.S. more »»

U.S.S. Alaska donates to Dunkirk Lighthouse

August 19, 2012 It is with great pride that the shipmates of the U.S.S. ALASKA (CB-1) present the balance in the treasury to the Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse and Veteran’s Park Museum. more »»

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 www.observertoday.com 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 »»

 
 

 

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