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William McCann: U.S. Army Veteran ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HERO IN OUR MIDST

William McCann: U.S. Army Veteran ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HERO IN OUR MIDST

From Woodstock to Vietnam By: John Cuddy – June, 2020 Bill McCann was born in 1950 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He grew up in the Tower Hill Section of the city.…

Tony Marino, US Navy Pacific Theater – World War II – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

Tony Marino, US Navy Pacific Theater – World War II  – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – April, 2020 PELHAM, NH, New Hampshire’s Tony Marino grew up in Chelsea, Massachusetts. He was an athlete at Chelsea High, graduating with the class of 1940.…

Major Ronald Santagati, US Air Force: Korean and Vietnam Wars ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

Major Ronald Santagati, US Air Force: Korean and Vietnam Wars ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – Feb. 2020 Raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Ronald Santagati is now living in Salem, New Hampshire with his wife (and high school sweetheart) Joan, to whom he…

VALLEY PATRIOT of the MONTH ~ Fr. James Broderick – 39 Bombing Missions Over Nazi Germany in a B24 Liberator

VALLEY PATRIOT of the MONTH ~ Fr. James Broderick – 39 Bombing Missions Over Nazi Germany in a B24 Liberator

By: John Cuddy – January, 2020 Originally hailing from Gloucester, Massachusetts, Fr. James Broderick is now a Catholic priest living in retirement at the Archdiocese of Boston’s Regina Cleri Home…

U.S. Navy Chief Quartermaster Marshall Rogers Sr. ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

U.S. Navy Chief Quartermaster Marshall Rogers Sr. ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – December, 2019 Marshall Rogers Sr. was born in 1921 on his family dairy farm in North Andover, MA. He was the second youngest of nine children.…

VALLEY PATRIOT of the MONTH ~ Gerard Boucher US Marine Corp-Retired; Still Serving Brother & Sister Veterans!

VALLEY PATRIOT of the MONTH ~ Gerard Boucher US Marine Corp-Retired; Still Serving Brother & Sister Veterans!

By: John Cuddy – November, 2019 Haverhill’s Gerard Boucher joined the US Marine Corp to avoid getting drafted by the US Army. On the wall of his home sits a…

Pat Walor of the 9th Infantry! Dairy Farmer, WW II Infantryman, American Hero! ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Pat Walor of the 9th Infantry! Dairy Farmer, WW II Infantryman, American Hero!   ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy -Oct.2019 Dracut’s Pat Walor was born on his family’s farm in Peabody, Massachusetts in 1923 – the second youngest of eleven children. His father was a dirt…

102 Infantry Division, Crossing the Rhine into Germany with Bob Chase ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

102 Infantry Division, Crossing the Rhine into Germany with Bob Chase ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – August, 2019 Living throughout the Merrimack Valley, with his family during his adult life, originally from Lynn, Massachusetts, Robert was born on July 17, 1926 and…

Lawrence’s Angus MacPherson, Two Wars and Forty Years of Naval Service! ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

Lawrence’s Angus MacPherson, Two Wars and Forty Years of Naval Service! ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

  By John Cuddy – June, 2019 Lawrence’s Angus MacPherson, better known as Mac, was originally from South Boston with fond memories of growing up there and especially of hanging…

MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL: Honoring 6 American military Heroes Killed in Action ~ VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH

MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL: Honoring 6 American military Heroes Killed in Action ~ VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – May, 2019 Memorial Day does not belong to the Republicans, the Democrats, or any elected official. It is not intended for honoring the men and women…

Chelmsford’s Mike Miskell, Another Local Member of Patton’s 3rd Army – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Chelmsford’s Mike Miskell, Another Local Member of Patton’s 3rd Army – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – April, 2019 Chelmsford’s Mike Miskell, like many of the men and women who served during World War II, formed a lifelong friendship with another soldier they…

Kasper Joseph Kfoury, Petty Officer 2nd Class US Coast Guard ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Kasper Joseph Kfoury, Petty Officer 2nd Class US Coast Guard ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – March, 2019 Lawrence’s Kasper Kfoury was present at two of the most iconic events that took place during the twentieth century in the United States. He,…

102-year-old Tony Zukas, US Army, World War II ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

102-year-old Tony Zukas, US Army, World War II ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – Feb. 2019 Haverhill’s Anthony J “Tony” Zukas lived at Haverhill Crossing on Amesbury Road near Northern Essex Community College when I interviewed him. The students at…

Staff Sergeant Robert Belleau ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Staff Sergeant Robert Belleau ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – Jan. 2019 Dracut’s Robert Belleau is one of the many US Military Veterans in the Merrimack Valley of French Canadian heritage. He joined the new US…

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HERO IN OUR MIDST: Peter Fantasia, 102-yr-old World War II US Army Medic

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HERO IN OUR MIDST: Peter Fantasia, 102-yr-old World War II US Army Medic

By: John Cuddy – Dec. 2018 Somerville’s Peter Fantasia, now living in Reading, Massachusetts at the Artis Senior Living, vividly described to me how he got captured near Rodalbe, France.…

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