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July 1, 2015 RSS feed / People/Social

Wilbur Sterling, U.S. Navy

Wilbur Sterling will be 95 years old this October, and he can still recall in vivid detail his life story and encounters while serving as a quartermaster (QM3C) in the United States Navy during World War II. More...

Emil DiPaola Jr., U.S. Navy

While many men dreaded those greetings from Uncle Sam, the draft letter, Emil DiPaola Jr. took the initiative in March 1945 and enlisted in the U.S Navy. He was 17 years old. More...

Pat Cammaroto, U.S. Marines

World War II veteran and lifelong Amityville resident Pat Cammaroto served as a corporal in the United States Marines from December 1942 to November 1945, and in reflecting on his service, he said he considers himself “one of the fortunate ones More...

Charles Woodman Jr., U.S. Army

Charles Woodman Jr. remembers sitting in the car with his father on Dec. 7, 1941. He was 18 years old, fresh out of high school and working for Sperry Gyroscope, a navigation equipment manu- facturer based in Brooklyn and Lake Success. More...

Albert D’Andrea, U.S. Navy

Albert D’Andrea sits down with his diary and starts to remember exactly how he felt the day he got called into the Navy. More...

Joe Washenko, U.S. Navy

Joe Washenko remembers well the moment he learned that Japan had attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor. He was sitting in an auditorium and he was 17 years old. More...

Fred Nienberg, U.S. Navy

The modesty with which many World War II veterans describe their military experiences is often startling. And, so it is with Fred Nienberg who served in the U.S. Navy for six years, from 1941-1946. More...

George D. Johnson, U.S. Navy

Words come easy to George D. Johnson of Amityville. By his own assessment he’s a “talker.” More...

William T. Lauder, U.S. Army

As the war began, William T. Lauder decided he wanted to enlist in the Navy. But due to an eye condition he was denied the opportunity. However, Lauder patiently awaited the drafting letter, which he knew was “going to happen.” More...

Elijah McKelvin, U.S.Navy

When Elijah McKelvin was 18-years-old, he was living in Brooklyn and worked for defense factory in Hillisde, New Jersey. More...

Fourth of July Parade honors WWII veterans

The theme of this year’s Fourth of July parade in Amityville Village is the “Greatest Generation” to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. More...

Owen E. Brooks, U.S. Navy

Even today, seven decades after World War II, Owen E. Brooks of Amityville, can recall the names of those young men from his graduating class of 1942 who went off to war and never came home. More...













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