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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…

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…

Valley Patriot of the Month – Hero in our Midst: SGT ROBERT A. HUNTER, U.S. MARINES

Valley Patriot of the Month – Hero in our Midst: SGT ROBERT A. HUNTER, U.S. MARINES

By Helen Mooradkanian – April 2013 The “island hopping” strategy in the Pacific had proved successful as the Marines secured one island after another in their advance toward the Japanese…

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – POW Paul Stillwell, U.S. Army, 12th Armored Division

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – POW Paul Stillwell, U.S. Army, 12th Armored Division

By: Helen Mooradkanian – March 2013 Having arrived in France only in mid-November, they were somewhat inexperienced. Auffay, Luneville, Bining, and Rohrback did not really prepare them for the nightmare…

Hundreds Flock to Valley Patriot Bash, Newspaper Bestows Awards to Members of the Community

Hundreds Flock to Valley Patriot Bash, Newspaper Bestows Awards to Members of the Community

ALL PHOTOS (C) COPYRIGHT RON MUSHOW PHOTOGRAPHY & THE VALLEY PATRIOT   (PHOTO GALLERY)     More than 400 people tuned out Friday night to attend the Valley Patriot 9th…

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH: Lieutenant Colonel Don Sheehan, USAF

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH: Lieutenant Colonel Don Sheehan, USAF

By: Helen Morradkanian – February 2013 TEWKSBURY – When 6,000 Marines were trapped at their base during the 77-day siege of Khe Sanh—a surprise attack by 40,000 heavily armored North…

Valley Patriot of the Month – Lawrence Native Fred Pietrowski, U.S. Navy

Valley Patriot of the Month – Lawrence Native Fred Pietrowski, U.S. Navy

  By: Helen Mooradkanian – January 2013 LAWRENCE – It was early 1961 during the Cold War. The United States had just closed its embassy in Havana, Cuba. The Cuban…

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