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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…

The Family of Firefighters: Honoring Hero Robert George

  Diana Fay Dizoglio – January, 2012 With heavy hearts people from all across Massachusetts honored four firefighters who lost their lives this holiday season. Among these brave fathers, husbands,…

Life-changing experience for Lowell Educator on Parris Island

Life-changing experience for Lowell Educator on Parris Island

By: Cecelia Calabrese – January, 2012 Want a crash course in decision making, leadership and teamwork skills? Tell it to the Marines! That is what Mary Payne of Dracut, Massachusetts…

Senator Tarr, Rep. Vallee to File Bill for Active Duty License Plates

Senator Tarr, Rep. Vallee to File Bill for  Active Duty License Plates

    By: Senator Bruce Tarr– October, 2011 Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) and State Representative James E. Vallee (D-Franklin) announced today they will be filing legislation requiring the…

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…

The Canine Heroes of September 11, 2001

The Canine Heroes of September 11, 2001

  By: Tracey Zysk – September, 2011 Ten years later…it is as if it was yesterday. After the buildings went down, the search started. Images of firefighters, police, military, New…

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,…

Valley Students Attend Pre-boot Camp Training

Valley Students Attend Pre-boot Camp Training

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2011 Local U.S. Marine recruiters in The Valley got their first look at the latest batch of recruits last month at Ft. Devans Army Base…

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.…

A Soldier’s Farewell

A Soldier’s Farewell

By: Dani Langivan, Lesbian Columnist – March, 2011 My stepson has joined the military. In the next couple of months he will board a plane to San Antonio, Texas and…

In this Holiday Season, Remember the empty seat…

In this Holiday Season, Remember the empty seat…

By: Austin Roy, Teen Columnist – December, 2010 Remember this Christmas; When you’re eating your dinners, smiling and laughing, remember that somewhere, in another house there’s an empty chair where a…

MA. and N.H. Educators Attend Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island

MA. and N.H. Educators Attend Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2010 Forty educators from various public schools in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire departed last month from Logan Airport under U.S. Marine escort and arrived…

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

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

An ongoing Series on Tomorrow’s Heroes: A series detailing How We Make U.S. Marines, and the Men and Women who said “SEND ME!” By: Tom Duggan, December, 2010 This is…

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…