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LAWRENCE HEROES AROUND THE WORLD ~ Seaman Michael Hernandez

LAWRENCE HEROES AROUND THE WORLD ~ Seaman Michael Hernandez

SALALAH, OMAN – Seaman Michael Hernandez, from Lawrence, MA, heaves line aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) while pulling into port. Bainbridge is deployed to the…

Iwo Jima’s DeFusco and Hyder; Two Men Serving on Sacred Ground ~ VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH, HEROES IN OUR MIDST

Iwo Jima’s DeFusco and Hyder; Two Men Serving on Sacred Ground  ~ VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH, HEROES IN OUR MIDST

LAWRENCE , METHUEN – Lawrence’s Anthony De Fusco 97, and Methuen’s Henry Hyder 92, did not know each other until they both recently moved into the same assisted living facility,…

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…

Welcome Home, Vietnam Veterans

Welcome Home, Vietnam Veterans

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell, April, 2019 As a Veteran, I am honored to have been appointed as House Chair of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs for…

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,…

Methuen’s Airman 1st Class Travis W. Hirst Completes Basic Training with the Air Force

Methuen’s Airman 1st Class Travis W. Hirst Completes Basic Training with the Air Force

Congratulations are in order for Airman First Class, Travis W. Hirst, of Methuen MA, for his successful completion and graduation of Basic Military Training with the United States Air Force,…

NBA Great Dominique Wilkins and Atlanta Hawks Radio Voice Steve Holman Pay Tribute to Lawrence, MA WW1 Hero  

NBA Great Dominique Wilkins and Atlanta Hawks Radio Voice Steve Holman Pay Tribute to Lawrence, MA WW1 Hero  

  Lawrence, MA (February 24)– NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins and longtime radio voice of the Atlanta Hawks Steve Holman have teamed to pay tribute to James Schofield in…

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…

Valley Patriot Renames Hero Veteran Award for John Ratka

Valley Patriot Renames Hero Veteran Award for John Ratka

Last month, hero veteran John Ratka of Veterans Northeast Outreach Center in Haverhill unexpectedly passed away. Ratka was a member of The Valley Patriot family and received the 2016, Valley…

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.…

Methuen Native Roddrick Guerra Serves in Navy Hunting Mines in the Pacific

Methuen Native Roddrick Guerra Serves in Navy Hunting Mines in the Pacific

By: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Wyscaver, Navy Office of Community Outreach SAN DIEGO – A 2015 Methuen High School graduate and Methuen, Massachusetts native is serving aboard an…

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