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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.…

HERO IN OUR MIDST – Commander Marilisa G. Elrod, Medical Corps, U.S. NAVY

HERO IN OUR MIDST – Commander Marilisa G. Elrod, Medical Corps, U.S. NAVY

  By: John Cuddy – November, 2018 In honor of Veteran’s day, November 11th, I sought out a Veteran that is still serving our nation; she is Commander Marilisa G.…

Middleton’s Douglas Bryant – 5 Combat Patrols vs. the Japanese, Before He Turned 20 ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST

Middleton’s Douglas Bryant – 5 Combat Patrols vs. the Japanese, Before He Turned 20 ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH By: John Cuddy – September 2018 The Silent Service Middleton’s Douglas Bryant originally hailed from Amesbury, Massachusetts where his father worked in the automotive industry.…

John Gallant ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

John Gallant ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

The Battle of the Atlantic – Defeating the Nazis on the High Seas! By: John Cuddy – Aug. 2018 Haverhill’s John Gallant served in the Atlantic Theater of Operation during…

Robert Crowley and “Saving Japan from the Red Menace” ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

Robert Crowley and “Saving Japan from the Red Menace” ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – July, 2018 Lawrence’s Robert Crowley, a graduate of Central Catholic’s Class of 1944, had a unique role during and after World War II. Upon joining the…

Henry Naruszewicz, 102 year old Veteran of George Patton’s 3rd Army – HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Henry Naruszewicz, 102 year old Veteran of George Patton’s 3rd Army – HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – June, 2018 A breakfast and lunch with this month’s hero is Henry Naruszewicz; his family also spelled their name as Narushof, and some family members used…

Hero in Our Midst, Angelo Dindo ~ The B29 Air Offensive vs. Japan ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Hero in Our Midst, Angelo Dindo ~ The B29 Air Offensive vs. Japan ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy  – May, 2018 May 28th was Memorial Day. This story is to help start us on our reflections of what that day means to each of us…

WWII, U.S. Army Air Corps. – Sgt. Peter D’Ambrosio – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST

WWII, U.S. Army Air Corps. – Sgt. Peter D’Ambrosio –  VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST

By John Cuddy – April, 2018 Meeting this American Hero at Mary Ann’s Diner in Derry, NH on a Saturday morning, I was amazed at how quickly and confidently he…

HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH ~ Infantry Soldier – Major Rick Kelley U.S. Army-Retired

HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH ~ Infantry Soldier – Major Rick Kelley U.S. Army-Retired

By: John Cuddy – February 2018 Truly a “hero in our midst”, it was an honor to interview Major Kelley. We are from the same home town, Lawrence, Massachusetts, and…