Jul 14

Interview with Former YPG Volunteer Mike Fonda July 12, 2017 – Mike Fonda describes his experience fighting with the YPG in Syria and the current efforts to raise awareness in the United States to gain support for the fight against ISIS.      KDP arrests two YPG fighters from the US and puts them in […]

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Jan 27

Story of Masonic Apron – Found at the Battle of Gettysburg on Culp’s Hill – Harrisburg Lodge Thirty-Six Years Later Discovers Owner and Returns Apron Gettysburg Compiler, Wednesday, May 5, 1909 Lost by one Federal soldier in the sudden shifting of an army corps at Chancellorsville, Va.: found two months later by another at Gettysburg, […]

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Sep 11

Pebble Beach war pilot recalls surviving missions By DENNIS TAYLOR, Herald Staff Writer, Posted: 09/05/2011 After flying his 50th bombing mission over Europe, Bill Fonda of the United States Army Air Force was rotated back to the U.S. to a base in Greenville, S.C. On the day he got those orders, he briefly considered asking […]

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Nov 12

Internet café opens at Utica veterans center By Emerson Clarridge, Observer-Dispatch Posted Nov 07, 2009 @ 08:31 PM UTICA — When he returned from Iraq in early 2005, Army veteran Gary Matt was quickly caught in labyrinthine bureaucracy.  Medical appointments often sent the 30-year-old Utica man to Syracuse.  “Even just going out to Rome is […]

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Dec 20

Local veteran presented Bronze Star The Leader-Herald, December 20, 2008 Johnstown, NY – After waiting more than 40 years to receive official recognition for heroic military service, Joseph Fonda had a tough time waiting one more night. “He couldn’t sleep at all,” said his wife, Charlene, with a laugh. On Friday morning, Fonda was finally […]

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