Paul Danielson: Four Tours in Army Reserves

Paul Danielson, a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, is a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars with a story unlike any other, having served in the medical field on multiple deployments. Photo Submitted...

“Coach Eddie” Shares His Story

Coginchaug girls volleyball coach and veteran Eddie Castano grew up in Dana Point, California, and served in the Marines for ten years. Growing up, Castano went to military school from second to ninth grade...

Jean Livin’ the Coast Guard Dream

Mrs. Jean Chittenden joined the US Coast Guard 70 years ago at the age of 20. Chittenden was stuck at a dead end job as a clerk but wanted to do more. So Jean and her friend signed up for the Coast Guard out...

The Military Honor

Mr. Michael Berry, currently a resident of Wallingford, Connecticut, enlisted in the Marines in Feb. of 1954 at the age of seventeen. The oldest of two brothers, he felt the pressure to enlist after seeing...

Sgt. Jeffrey Bruns Dodge – US Army

Sgt. Jeffrey Bruns Dodge Yonkers, NY Vietnam War 1970 Jeffrey Bruns Dodge The young serviceman was killed at war the day before he was expected to return home. Jeffrey Bruns Dodge had been engaged...

Bob Peterson – US Marines

Bob Peterson - US Marines During Vietnam, Bob Peterson of Durham, Connecticut was an infantry soldier in the Marine Corps. He was stationed South of a de-militarized zone and close to Khe Sanh which was a...

Walter Sanford – US Air Force

Walter Sanford - US Air Force 1955- Airman's Club, London Walter Sanford went to college at Paul Smith’s in New York where he served in a two-week Army reserve camp in 1954. “The training was...

General Officer Wayne Barton – US Army

General Officer Wayne Barton - US Army 1982- Each Veterans Day, we honor those who served in the armed forces such as 50-year-old Durham resident Wayne Barton. He grew up in North Carolina and joined the...

Dr. Richard Magdaleno – U.S Navy

Dr. Richard Magdaleno, U.S Navy 1962-1971 What was your life like until the service? I was a very michiveous child. My mother sent me away to a monastery in Taiwan at the age of 13 where I spent...

John Linden – Fire Control

John Linden. Fire Control Cold War  John Linden and his wife. Did you volunteer for the Navy, or were you drafted into the Navy? There was no draft for the Navy in 1962. There was a draft for the...