Hometown Heroes

Technical Sergeant James Dougherty: 106th Rescue Wing

Technical Sergeant James Dougherty of the 106th Rescue Wing just turned 30 this year, yet he has been a pararescueman ...
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Cpl. Jeffrey C. McArthur, USMC

01 February, 1967 to 21 January, 1970 Vietnam Service, 15mons. 28days Cpl. McArthur’s tour of duty in the I Corps ...
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Retired MSgt Tom Quinn

Tom Quinn enlisted in the Air National Guard, Westhampton Beach, in 1979. He was close to a decade out of ...
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Charles Ramirez

Charles Ramirez

The Beginning Those who find their direction in life can often point to one influential figure that provided the inspiration ...
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Creighton Berry, World War II Veteran

Let’s be clear. When Creighton Berry was drafted out of Pratt Institute in his junior year, it was a different ...
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James Fogarty: Vietnam Veteran

James Fogarty’s first Purple Heart came in an incident when his point man Bobby G. Swanson caught a Viet Cong ...
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Judge Dominic Lodato Honored

In gratitude of his service and sacrifice, the Westhampton Free Library paid tribute to Judge Dominic Lodato, a World War ...
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Dominic Lodato, World War II Veteran

When Dominic Lodato first served on the bench, he was assigned the David Berkowitz, AKA Son of Sam, case. Berkowitz ...
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Benedict Larson, World War II Veteran

When Ben Larson died last year in March, he was eight days shy of his ninety-first birthday. These were years ...
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Arma Andon, Former Mayor and World War II Veteran

This year this VFW Post also lost its longtime commander, Ham Andon, who died peacefully at home one month short ...
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Hometown Heroes Remembered

As part of its Hometown Heroes initiative, the Westhampton Free Library paid tribute to four veterans at a ceremony at ...
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Marine Sgt. Paul Haines: Vietnam Veteran

In gratitude of his service and sacrifice, the Westhampton Free Library paid tribute to Marine Sgt. Paul Haines, a Vietnam ...
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Sherri L. Huppert-Grassie – Chief Master Sergeant

Women’s History Month, March 2017 Sherri L. Huppert grew up in Shirley where she graduated from William Floyd High School ...
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Edwin J. Cartoski: World War II and Korean War Veteran

The Second World War began in 1939 when Adolf Hitler invaded Poland, although historians continue to debate the origins of ...
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Peter W. Cuthbert: Korean War Veteran

Korea is known as the forgotten war. It began on June 25, 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea. The ...
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38th Parallel

Korean War Veteran Will Be Westhampton Free Library’s First Honoree

Our Hometown Heroes initiative is featured in this week's issue of the Southampton Press. "Thump. Even after 60 years, that ...
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Hometown Heroes: Honoring Our Local Veterans

In gratitude for their service and sacrifice, the Library community will recognize local veterans throughout 2017. Stop by the Library ...
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