Veterans Voice: News for vets

  • Patricia Sheridan—TNS

Published: 9/20/2019 5:03:36 PM
Modified: 9/20/2019 5:03:21 PM

SPAGHETTI DINNER – will be held Wednesday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 224, 190 Pleasant St., Easthampton. The cost is $8 and includes dessert and beverage.

HISTORICAL DISPLAY – The American Legion Post 224 is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the national legion organization with several events that include the community. An historical display, sponsored by the Sons of the Legion, the Legion Riders, VFW, Purple Heart Association, Marine Corps League, and the Easthampton Historical Society, will be open for public viewing Oct. 5 from noon to 5 p.m. On Oct. 6, there will be a short ceremony in the downstairs hall with presentations by Mayor LaChappelle and Sen. Donald Humanson starting at 12:30, with display open until 5 p.m.

Calling the Roll

Following is a list of local veterans whose obituaries appeared in the Gazette between Sept. 6 and 19. The information here is what was provided in each obituary.

Howard J. Parad, 96, Delray Beach, formerly Northampton, d. Sept. 2. He enlisted in the military May 28, 1943. 

 Bradley J. LeVay, 87, Leeds, d. Sept. 14; in 1952, he and his best friend Ed Doyle joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in combat together. His interest in electronics led him to volunteer as a radioman on the front lines in Korea not realizing he was a walking target. He was injured and received the Purple Heart. He served as a past president of the Veterans' Council of Northampton and received numerous military ribbons. The last honor he received and was most proud of was the Ambassador for Peace from the Republic of Korea.

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