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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Oct 02

Small Items Make Soldiers’ Day Guilford Courier – October 02, 2008 Small items that make a soldier’s day are sought by the Guilford VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary. The group hopes to send hundreds of items, from baby wipes to power bars, shampoo to snacks, to Connecticut troops in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. “They can really use […]

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