Veterans

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

Frank C. “Fritz” Pesesky Award: Veterans’ Hall of Fame Year: 2005 Frank C. “Fritz” Pesesky, a World War II Navy veteran, served in the Pacific theater as a flag signalman aboard LCI(L)-1076 [Landing Craft Infantry (Large)] during the invasions of […]

by · March 11, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

Master Sergeant Floyd Fisher Award: Veterans’ Hall of Fame Year: 2005 Floyd Fisher, having distinguished himself with acts of uncommon valor and gallantry on the battlefield during WW II and decades of tireless service to his community, has earned a […]

by · February 25, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

John Patrick Burke Award: Veterans’ Hall of Fame Year: 2005 Inductee was nominated by Former Senator Caesar Trunzo John Patrick Burke is deserving of a place among New York State’s elite veterans for his battlefield gallantry during WW II and […]

by · February 19, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

J. Leo Glynn Award: Veterans’ Hall of Fame Year: 2005 J. Leo Glynn has earned a place among New York State’s elite veterans with his honorable service in the U.S. Navy and his outstanding efforts to improve his community as […]

by · February 4, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

John Patrick Tipping Award: Veterans’ Hall of Fame Year: 2005 Inductee was nominated by Former Senator Michael A. L. Balboni John Patrick Tipping is deserving of a place among New York State’s most outstanding veterans for his more than three […]

by · January 28, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

Richard Smith Award: Veterans’ Hall of Fame Year: 2005 Richard Smith, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1865, is deserving of a place among New York State’s elite veterans for heroic and gallant service to his country […]

by · January 21, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

  Daniel Bush Award: Veterans Hall of Fame Year: 2005 Daniel Bush earned numerous medals for his meritorious service in Operation Silver Wake in Albania and other operations conducted while serving on the USS Nashville and as a member of […]

by · January 14, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

  Peter Holowecki Award: Veterans’ Hall of Fame Year: 2005 Inductee was nominated by Former Senator Michael A. L. Balboni Peter Holowecki of Mineola, having honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954, has distinguished himself with more […]

by · January 7, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

William A. Baxter   Sergeant Sergeant William A. Baxter Award: Veterans’ Hall of Fame Year: 2005 Inductee was nominated by Former Senator Michael A. L. Balboni William A. Baxter has earned a place among New York State’s elite veterans through […]

by · January 2, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

Anthony Casamento Award: Veterans’ Hall of Fame Year: 2005 Anthony Casamento, having distinguished himself with uncommon valor and gallantry on the field of battle, earned a place among the elite veterans of New York State as a recipient of the […]

by · December 18, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
Profile America: Veterans/Armistice Day

Profile America: Veterans/Armistice Day

Sunday, November 11th/Monday 12th. One century ago today, history’s bloodiest war to date ended after more than four years of slaughter. The Veterans Day holiday was conceived as Armistice Day to honor the 4.7 million Americans who served — and […]

Veterans Day: We thank all who served and who serve today

Veterans Day: We thank all who served and who serve today

“Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” — Douglas MacArthur Veterans Day 2018 was on Sunday, November 11th, 2018 and designated as a Federal Holiday […]

by · November 12, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Holidays, News, Veterans
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Veterans Day 2018

Presidential Proclamation on Veterans Day, 2018 On November 11, 1918, the United States and its allies signed an armistice with Germany to end hostilities in World War I. The Great War exacted a tremendous toll on our Nation. More than […]

by · November 12, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Holidays, News, Veterans
Fallen headstones and headstones ready to fall as the West Farms Soldier Cemetery has been neglected for years.--Photo by David Greene

Rendering Honors for Forgotten Soldiers in West Farms Square

Rendering Honors for Forgotten Soldiers in West Farms Square by David Greene Memorial day came and went and little honor or attention was paid to the 40 soldiers buried in the 200 year-old West Farms Soldier Cemetery, at East 180 […]

by · June 13, 2018 · History, Local News, News, Veterans
Members of the Washington Greys Military Cadets based out of the Kingsbridge Armory. spent the weekend flagging the graves of U.S. Military members.--Photo by David Greene

500 Vets Identified During Memorial Day ‘Flagging’ at Woodlawn Cemetery

500 Vets Identified During Memorial Day ‘Flagging’ at Woodlawn Cemetery by David Greene Some 250 volunteers spent the week before Memorial day on the painstakingly, daunting task of locating the more than 7,000 members of the U.S. Military who are […]

by · June 6, 2018 · News, Veterans