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Veterans remember Pearl Harbor

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copyright the Chronicle December 9, 2015 by Elizabeth Trail NEWPORT — As the years pass, fewer and fewer people are alive who remember what they were doing when they heard the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. On Monday morning, ... More »

Bel-Aire veterans are feted

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copyright the Chronicle November 11, 2015 by Elizabeth Trail NEWPORT — Jennifer Wilson’s fourth-grade class at St. Paul’s School in Barton made 83 cards for area veterans this year to thank them for their service to the country. The project took the children m... More »

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World War II vet receives a letter from the Queen

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  copyright the Chronicle July 1, 2015 by Tena Starr NEWPORT — World War II veteran Donald Wheatley, formerly of Glover, received an unusual honor last week. Queen Elizabeth II of England sent him her best wishes and a photograph of herself. A letter from the ... More »

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World War II veterans gather on the anniversary of D-Day

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  copyright the Chronicle June 10, 2015 by Elizabeth Trail NEWPORT — They came walking upright, leaning on canes, or struggling with walkers, holding in their hands treasured memorabilia from over 70 years ago.  Seventeen World War II veterans — 16 men and one... More »

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In Orleans: Fenton, 94, gets new medals

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copyright the Chronicle May 27, 2015 by Elizabeth Trail ORLEANS — Thirty years ago, Robert Fenton’s military medals went missing. The 94-year-old Mr. Fenton, who is from Orleans, is a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. On Monday, at a Memorial Da... More »

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Wheatley remembers World War II

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  copyright the Chronicle May 20, 2015 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph NEWPORT — At 93, Donald Wheatley has witnessed most of the major events of the twentieth century, and participated in a big one, World War II. “I’m 93 years young,” he said in an interview Friday... More »

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World War II friends reunite after 45 years

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copyright the Chronicle September 3, 2014 by Bethany M. Dunbar Addison Merrick of Craftsbury and Seymour Leven of Cavendish met in Peyote, Texas, in late 1944 or the very beginning of 1945.  They were in the U.S. Army Air Corps getting ready to be shipped out ... More »

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In Glover: What you never knew about the toothbrush

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copyright the Chronicle June 25, 2014 by Joseph Gresser GLOVER — The word “everyday” means usual or common. It might seem, then, that the Museum of Everyday Life would be a humdrum collection of boring objects. The selection of themes covered in the museum’s f... More »

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Surviving the Bataan Death March: one POW’s story

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copyright the Chronicle April 2, 2014  by Tena Starr Karen Zale of Newport grew up knowing that her father, John Zale (born John Zubrzyck), was a veteran of World War II.  What she didn’t know, until very late in his life, was that he was a survivor of the Ba... More »