Tag: military

Southington officials salute enlisted grads

Thirteen graduating Southington High School seniors were honored on Tuesday afternon for their enlistment in the United States military. The students were recognized at a luncheon on June 10, when families, local veterans, school administrators and town officials gathered in their honor.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER School officials saluted 13 Southington High School seniors at a special ceremony to aknowledge their enlistment in the United States military. Following their graduation from Southington High School, the students will serve in the Army National Guard,…

Southington residents in Service


The following Southington residents are currently serving in the United States military. To have your loved one added to the list, please contact Leonard Marcheselle at the Southington Elks.   Name: Nicholas J. Augelli Rank: S/SGT Branch: ANG Duty Station:…

The Summit honors veterans

By Tammi Naudus
Veteran Don Demattis at the recent Wall of Honor unveiling at The Summit.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Summit at Plantsville recently recognized its veterans for their service with a wall of honor. The Summit honored its residents along with Vitas Innovative Hospice Care. More than 30 veterans were honored during last…

Soldier surprises son with his return

By Tammi Naudus
Sergeant TJ Musshorn embraces his son Jackson, 5, following surprise welcome home event held at the Southington YMCA last week.
Sgt. Musshorn had spent the last year in Afghanistan.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Five-year-old Jackson Musshorn thought he was just playing an improvised game with his peers one day in the gymnasium of the Southington YMCA until an unexpected visit showed up. While standing in the middle of…

Veterans Committee adopts mission statement

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the Southington Board of Education voting unanimously to adopt an official mission statement for the Veterans Committee, the school district has reaffirmed to “never forget” the sacrifices of military service members from the past…

Veterans honored with Quilts of Valor

Submitted photo
Four local veterans were recently honored with Quilts of Valor. 
They are, from left, Peter W. Longo, Peter L. Longo, John Potter III and Charlie Bass.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer “Pride,” “freedom,” and “courage” are just several of over a dozen words inscribed on a quilt that Peter W. Longo of Southington received in honor of serving his country. From 1951 to 1954, Longo served…