In American Civil War on May 20, 2013 at 2:38 am
Frank Hochstetter, of Englewood, Fla. holds a newspaper story showing him and his grandfather Franz Baumann, a Civil War veteran. Sun photo by Jeffrey Langlois
Frank Hochstetter’s grandfather shook Abraham Lincoln ‘s hand after the 1863 draft riots in New York City.
In U. S. Army, Vietnam War on May 17, 2013 at 2:38 am
Sgt. Ron York stands in front of his hooch at the 34th Combat Engineers base camp at Puloy, Vietnam about 65 miles from Saigon. He was in ‘Nam in 1969-70. Photo provided
Halfway through his senior year in high school Ron York, who grew up in Griffith, Ind., decided he had had enough education and joined the Army. In June 1969 he arrived in Vietnam a member of the 34th Combat Engineers.
In World War II on May 15, 2013 at 8:38 am
This was Cornel Dolana in his best outfit about the time he arrived in Italy after escaping Communist Romania in the early 1960s. He eventually made it to America thanks to a Baptist minister he met in Paris. Photo provided
Cornel Dolana is a survivor.
As a child he survived the German occupation of his country on his parents’ family farm outside Plosti, Romania during World War II. He survived the Communist takeover of his country as a teenager. He escaped Communism and fled to Yugoslavia, Italy, France and finally, in the early 1960s, the U.S.A.