An honorable quest: WWII dive bomber seeks to salute late comrade with Medal of Honor

With eyes burning blue as a gas flame, George Walsh stares into an over-size computer monitor, checking out the latest statistics for his blog about a World War II dive bomber, the late Wade McClusky. At 93, Walsh claims to be the oldest blogger on the Internet. Continue reading

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From Time to tanks to the town, Coyle leaves his mark

“You sir, amaze me, in that in the middle of your loss you can reach out and help our wounded heroes. It is people such as yourself, who make these selfless acts, that overwhelm me and frankly, brings tears to my eyes.”

The words of Tweed Fox, co-founder of the Wounded Marine Fund, speak volumes to the character of long-time Darien resident and retired Marine Gene Coyle. People who know Coyle speak of an even-tempered man who approaches problems with a pragmatism reflective of the time and place he grew up — in the Bronx during the Great Depression. Continue reading

Ongoing service defines Vietnam vet’s patriotism

 While many war veterans hang up their uniform once their service time ends, for Darien resident Phil Kraft, the fight for freedom has continued decades after he left Vietnam. This fight, however, is not against Communism or terrorism or other foreign entities. It’s a battle for American veterans’ rights.

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