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HERO IN OUR MIDST Corporal Philip Cote, USAAF

HERO IN OUR MIDST Corporal Philip Cote, USAAF

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH By: Helen Mooradkanian – September, 2012 Corporal Philip Cote, U.S. Army Air Force—who will celebrate his 96th birthday on October 31—was an eyewitness to history on…

Hero in Our Midst: Corporal Samuel Blumenfeld

Hero in Our Midst: Corporal Samuel Blumenfeld

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH   By: Helen Mooradkanian – August, 2012   On March 3, 1945, in Italy’s northern Apennines, storm clouds gathered as Private Samuel L. Blumenfeld, now of…

Distinguished Dignitaries Receive High Honors At ACONE Luncheon

Distinguished Dignitaries Receive High Honors At ACONE Luncheon

July, 2012 Two nationally recognized personalities received awards at the prestigious Cabot Awards sponsored by ACONE, (Aero Club of New England.) Herb Kelleher Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Southwest Airlines,…

Heroes in Our Midst: Cpl. Tony Lutz and George Lutz

Heroes in Our Midst: Cpl. Tony Lutz and George Lutz

VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH   By: Helen Mooradkanian – April, 2012 When 25-year-old Corporal George A. (Tony) Lutz, II, U.S. Army, of Virginia Beach, VA, was killed by a…

Hero in Our Midst: Colonel Kris Mineau, USAF (Ret.) – Valley Patriot of the Month

Hero in Our Midst: Colonel Kris Mineau, USAF (Ret.) – Valley Patriot of the Month

Helen Mooradkanian –  March, 2012 Colonel Kris Mineau, USAF (Ret.), of North Reading, flew 100 combat missions into North Vietnam in 1966 as fighter pilot in the supersonic F-4C Phantom…

Hero in our Midst: Staff Sgt. John Katsaros, WWII – Part 1

Hero in our Midst: Staff Sgt. John Katsaros, WWII – Part 1

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH   By: Helen Mooradkanian – September, 2011 Out of the darkness, engines roaring, hundreds of American B-17 Flying Fortresses took off March 20, 1944, in…

Heroes In Our Midst: Col. Van T. Barfoot

Heroes In Our Midst: Col. Van T. Barfoot

  By: Helen Mooradanian – August, 2011 In May 1944 during World War II, near Carano, Italy, 24-year old Sergeant Van T. Barfoot risked his life in extraordinary heroism. Single-handedly,…

In Memory of Valley Patriot Hero James Cassidy

In Memory of Valley Patriot Hero James Cassidy

  By: Ted Trip – June, 2011 NORTH ANDOVER – On the morning of June 6, 1944, the allies finally began the liberation of Europe from the Nazi nightmare. Tens…

Valley Patriots of the Month: Louis Heliotis, Francis “Gunner” Hayes, Lenny Enaire, Michael Wilson

Valley Patriots of the Month: Louis Heliotis, Francis “Gunner” Hayes, Lenny Enaire, Michael Wilson

  The North Andover Republican Town Committee held their annual Spring Fling last month and as they do each year the committee honored some of our local veterans in town.…

Tomorrow’s Heroes: How We Make U.S. Marines

Tomorrow’s Heroes: How We Make U.S. Marines

A series detailing How We Make U.S. Marines, and the Men and Women who said “SEND ME!”  MA. and N.H. Educators Attend Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island By: Tom…

VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH: GOLD STAR MOTHERS

VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH: GOLD STAR MOTHERS

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – GOLD STAR MOTHERS   Valley Patriot Staff – October, 2010 Our Valley Patriot of the Month is usually dedicated to a man or woman who…

Hero in Our Midst: Greg Page – War on Terror

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH   By: Gary Mannion – September, 2010 LOWELL – Greg Page sat on his couch waiting to leave for Newark International Airport to catch his…

Sgt. Maj. Eric Nelson, U.S. Army (retired)

Sgt. Maj. Eric Nelson, U.S. Army (retired)

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HERO IN OUR MIDST   December 2009 – While attending the North Andover Veteran’s Day observances, I was privileged to listen to guest speaker…

Hero in Our Midst – Haverhill’s John Katsaros and Code Burgandy

Hero in Our Midst – Haverhill’s John Katsaros and Code Burgandy

  Tech Sgt. James Moore, USAF It is now possible for us to remember a true patriot. Sworn to silence for a period of time, even to his own family,…

Remembering Alex Jiminez – Valley Patriot of the Month – August 2008

Remembering Alex Jiminez – Valley Patriot of the Month – August 2008

Since the very first edition of The Valley Patriot in March of 2004, this space has been reserved for honoring local veterans who have either performed heroically in battle or…