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Local veteran takes the lead in dance fundraiser

August 2, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey, Staff Writer Southington has been on the front lines supporting veteran and Southington High School teacher Brian Durbin in his fundraising campaign with “Dancing with Our Heroes” (DWOH). DWOH is a dance competition where veterans are paired with professional dancers to raise money for Fisher Houses. Durbin has already reached the $10,000…

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Southington residents in Service

July 4, 2014
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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: Afghanistan   Name: Aden Baume Rank: Capt Branch: ANG Duty Station: Camp Niantic   Name:…

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The Summit honors veterans

June 20, 2014
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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 week’s ceremony. Town Manager Garry Brumback gave a brief thank you to show his appreciation…

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Officials honor SHS seniors that are joining the military

June 19, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Dylan Roach, who will join the Army ROTC after graduation talks with some of the veterans that were on hand for the luncheon.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer For the second year in a row, school officials held a military luncheon to honor thae graduates from the Class of 2014 who are joining the service after graduation. The 12 graduates recognized at Wednesday’s luncheon were Daniel Brown, Myles Colon, Melissa Dube, Michael Hoffman, Visoud Kong, Jeffrey Kroeber, Emilie…

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Southington residents currently serving in the military

May 26, 2014
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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: Afghanistan Name: Aden Baume Rank: Capt Branch: ANG Duty Station: Camp Niantic Name: Brian Cannata Rank:…

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Soldier surprises son with his return

February 21, 2014
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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 a circle with a blindfold on, Jackson, who was participating in the YMCA’s Amazing Kids…

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Veterans Committee adopts mission statement

February 8, 2014
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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 and present. “I see tonight as the exemplar for this entire country at every local…

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Veterans honored with Quilts of Valor

January 24, 2014
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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 in the 82ndAirborne Division, so his wife, Dolores— along with John DeMello, a family friend…

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Residents in service

November 11, 2013
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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: Afghanistan   Name: Aden Baume Rank: Capt Branch: ANG Duty Station: Camp Niantic   Name:…

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State shop offering free gowns to future military brides

October 29, 2013
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On Nov. 15 and 16, The Wedding Embassy will give away free wedding gowns to our military brides at their salon 1900 Watertown Ave, Oakville, CT as part of the Brides Across America’s campaign. “Operation Wedding Gown” is Brides Across America’s mission to give away free wedding gowns to military brides on a national effort.…

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