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Hero in Our Midst – Francisco Urena – Valley Patriot of the Month Sept. 2007

Hero in Our Midst – Francisco Urena – Valley Patriot of the Month Sept. 2007

  By: Tom Duggan, September, 2007  Most Lawrence residents know Francisco Urena as the city’s Veterans’ Services Director, but long before Urena came to work for the city of Lawrence…

Hero in Our Midst – Methuen’s Mike Beshara – US NAVY

Hero in Our Midst – Methuen’s Mike Beshara – US NAVY

By: Tom Duggan – August,. 2007 When Methuen resident Mike Beshara tried to join the Navy in January of 1942, he was initially told that he could not join the…

Hero Veteran Speaks at Memorial Day Service in North Andover

Hero Veteran Speaks at Memorial Day Service in North Andover

Local Hero Speaks on War on Terror    Monday, May 28, 2007   Memorial Day Services were held all around the Merrimack Valley today in honor of those who lost…

Hero in Our Midst, Captain Thomas J. Hudner, Jr. U.S. Navy – Korean War, Medal of Honor

Hero in Our Midst,  Captain Thomas J. Hudner, Jr.  U.S. Navy – Korean War, Medal of Honor

Valley Patriot of the Month By: Ted Tripp – May, 2007 CONCORD/ANDOVER – Tom Hudner was sitting in the commons area after lunch at Phillips Academy in Andover when word…

Valley Patriot of the Month- Hero in Our Midst Captain Thomas J. Hudner, Jr. U.S. Navy – Korean War, Medal of Honor

Valley Patriot of the Month- Hero in Our Midst Captain Thomas J. Hudner, Jr.  U.S. Navy – Korean War, Medal of Honor

Valley Patriot of the Month, Hero in Our Midst Captain Thomas J. Hudner, Jr. Ted Tripp – (May 7, 2007) CONCORD/ANDOVER – Tom Hudner was sitting in the commons area after…

Hero in Our Midst – PART II – Gunners Mate 3rd Class Thomas Petrillo, U.S. Navy – WW II

Hero in Our Midst – PART II – Gunners Mate 3rd Class Thomas Petrillo, U.S. Navy – WW II

Valley Patriot of the Month PART 2   By: By Ted Tripp April, 2007 (read part 1) METHUEN – It was late in the summer of 1943 and Tom Petrillo…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: Police Details Needed?

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: Police Details Needed?

April,2007 We’ve noticed that North Andover Licensing Commission members always give a nice little speech to each new license holder about the how strict they are and how they have…

Heroes in Our Midst PART 1 – Methuen’s Thomas Patrillo – US NAVY WWII

Heroes in Our Midst PART 1 – Methuen’s Thomas Patrillo – US NAVY WWII

Valley Patriot of the Month   By; Ted Tripp – March, 2007 METHUEN – Sixteen million Americans served in World War II. Only a fraction of this number saw action…

Hero in Our Midst – Corporal James M. Cassidy, U.S. Army – WW II

Hero in Our Midst – Corporal James M. Cassidy, U.S. Army – WW II

Valley Patriot of the Month By: Ted Tripp – February, 2007 NORTH ANDOVER– On the morning of June 6, 1944, the Allies finally began the liberation of Europe from the…

What Thomas Jefferson Learned From The Muslim Book of Jihad

  By: Ted Sampley, U.S. Veteran Dispatch – February, 2007   Democrat Keith Ellison is now officially the first Muslim United States congressman. True to his pledge, he placed his hand…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: Lawrence Cabbie is no Criminal

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL February – 2007  Here we go again in Lawrence where the victim is arrested and treated like the criminal, instead of focusing on the real criminals.  Last…

Hero in Our Midst – Lieutenant Colonel Muriel Katschker, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

Hero in Our Midst – Lieutenant Colonel Muriel Katschker,  U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

Valley Patriot of the Month   By: Ted Tripp – January, 2007 NORTH ANDOVER – Muriel Katschker remembers well where she was on December 7, 1941. She was with her…

HEROES IN OUR MIDST Chief Master Sgt. Michael Ingham U.S. Air Force

HEROES IN OUR MIDST Chief Master Sgt. Michael Ingham U.S. Air Force

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH   By: Ted Tripp – December, 2006 HAVERHILL – Next month Mike Ingham will retire after 33 years of service in the Air Force, both…

Heroes in Our Midst – Corporal Frank Sanzi – Paratrooper Korean War

Heroes in Our Midst – Corporal Frank Sanzi – Paratrooper Korean War

By: Ted Tripp – November, 2006 NORTH ANDOVER – On June 25, 1950 the North Korean Army, bolstered by Soviet tanks and aircraft, invaded South Korea. Immediately, President Harry Truman…

Hero in Our Midst – Capt.Terrance Hart U.S. Coast Guard – Valley Patriot of the Month

Hero in Our Midst – Capt.Terrance Hart U.S. Coast Guard – Valley Patriot of the Month

By: Ted Tripp – October, 2006 GEORGETOWN – Late on the night of December 26, 1970, in stormy seas 600 miles off Cape May, New Jersey, the aging 540-foot Finnish…