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HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Jake Collins, MERCHANT MARINE

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Jake Collins, MERCHANT MARINE

By: Tim Imholt – September, 2-14 I had the pleasure recently of sitting down and talking with Jake Collins, this month’s Patriot of the Month. Mr. Collins served in the…

Valley Patriot’s of the Month ~ Heroes in Our Midst: The Moran Brothers

Valley Patriot’s of the Month ~ Heroes in Our Midst: The Moran Brothers

By: Gary Mannion – August, 2014 Webster’s dictionary defines a patriot as one who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests. The Moran family was such…

Video/Audio of Hypnotist Jerry Valley and WWII Hero John Katsaros – 980WCAP – with Tom Duggan (5-14-14)

Video/Audio of Hypnotist Jerry Valley and WWII Hero John Katsaros – 980WCAP – with Tom Duggan (5-14-14)

Paying Attention is produced by Chris Poublon and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell. Host Tom Duggan. Co-Host Paul Murano. Paul had the day off.  In the first hour Tom Duggan interviewed world…

Valley Patriot of the Month – Hero in Our Midst: Amesbury Police Officer Jason Kooken

Valley Patriot of the Month – Hero in Our Midst: Amesbury Police Officer Jason Kooken

By: Justess Jacobson – April, 2014 Last month The Valley Patriot awarded Amesbury Police Officer Jason Kooken with The Valley Patriot, Officer Tom Duggan Sr. Law Enforcement Award. Officer Duggan’s…

February, 2014 Valley Patriot, Edition 124 – TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN

February, 2014 Valley Patriot, Edition 124 – TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN

RIGHT CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FEBRUARY 2014 VALLEY PATRIOT! (DOWNLOAD TIME 2MIN) Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former…

SSgt. Dudley Farquhar, U.S. Army, 1st/1 Cav, Americal (23d Infantry)

SSgt. Dudley Farquhar, U.S. Army, 1st/1 Cav, Americal (23d Infantry)

By: Helen Mooradkanian – February, 2014 They called it “the Valley of Death”—the dreaded Hiep Duc Valley in Vietnam. The enemy’s stronghold. A major battleground. One where American units were…

HERO IN OUR MIDST: Sgt. Charles P. Sarantos, U.S. Army, 112th Allied Division

HERO IN OUR MIDST: Sgt. Charles P. Sarantos, U.S. Army, 112th Allied Division

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH By: Helen Mooradkanian – January, 2014 NORTHANDOVER – “We were the second largest convoy to leave for Europe—5,000 of us aboard the U.S. Army troopship…

Valley Patriot of the Month – HERO IN OUR MIDST: Sergeant Thomas F. Siopes, U.S. Army

Valley Patriot of the Month – HERO IN OUR MIDST: Sergeant Thomas F. Siopes, U.S. Army

By: Helen Mooradkanian – December, 2013 In the early dawn hours of March 25, 1969, in the rice paddies of South Vietnam, near Bong Son, in the province of Binh…

HERO IN OUR MIDST: LT JG Gerald L. Halterman, USN, Pearl Harbor Survivor

HERO IN OUR MIDST: LT JG Gerald L. Halterman, USN, Pearl Harbor Survivor

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH By Helen Mooradkanian – November, 2013 At 6:54 a.m. Sunday, December 7, 1941, the quiet midnight watch was about to end for 20-year old Gerald…

George A. Flibotte, U.S. Army Air Corps – Valley Patriot of the Month (10-13)

George A. Flibotte, U.S. Army Air Corps – Valley Patriot of the Month (10-13)

By: Helen Mooradkanian – October, 2013 TEWKSBURY – Nineteen-year old George A. Flibotte, U.S. Army Air Corps, now of Tewksbury, was with the Ninth Air Force stationed across the English…

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – FRANK YOUNT, U.S. NAVY SEABEES

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – FRANK YOUNT, U.S. NAVY SEABEES

HERO IN OUR MIDST By: Helen Mooradkanian – September 2013 It was January 1, 1945 as the convoy of 556 ships filled the horizon—LSTs, troop ships, aircraft carriers, submarines, destroyers,…

Valley Patriot of the Month – WWII VETERAN: CORPORAL WILLIAM T. POULIOS, U.S. ARMY

Valley Patriot of the Month – WWII VETERAN: CORPORAL WILLIAM T. POULIOS, U.S. ARMY

By: Helen Mooradkanian – August, 2013 Nineteen-year old Corporal William T. Poulios, of Chelmsford, 87th Infantry Division, 347th Regiment, swept across France, Belgium, Luxembourg, central Germany, to Czechoslovakia—in 154 days…

HERO IN Our Midst: 2nd Lt WALTER R. HEDLUND, US ARMY, WWII

HERO IN Our Midst: 2nd Lt WALTER R. HEDLUND, US ARMY, WWII

By: Helen Mooradkanian – July 2013 On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Walter Hedlund, then a sergeant, U.S. Army, 29th Infantry Division, 3rd Battalion, 115th Regiment, Company I, stormed Omaha Beach…

HERO IN Our Midst: CORPORAL ROBERT F. BAILEY, U.S. ARMY

HERO IN Our Midst: CORPORAL ROBERT F. BAILEY, U.S. ARMY

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH By: Helen Mooradkanian – June, 2013 In that assault landing on Morotai, 45 LSTs (landing ship, tank) lined the shore. Offshore coral reefs and boulders…

Bataan Hero: SGt. VIctor Cote USAAF 1920-2013

Bataan Hero: SGt. VIctor Cote USAAF 1920-2013

  By: Helen Mooradkanian – May 2013 In this Memorial Day issue, we honor a local WWII veteran who survived the brutality of the Japanese POW camps and the “Hell…

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