100th anniversary of the The American Legion Clarke White Post 589 and its auxiliary, celebrated in honor of Veterans Day at the Shell Inn in Rensselaerville on November 10.

Terence Kindlon

Terry Kindlon’s father was left for dead on a battlefield in Italy and awoke to find his rifle jammed into the ground beside him, his helmet perched on it. 

Outgoing chamber president Michelle Viola-Straight is proud of the connections she has made among local businesses, the military, and community members. 

Robert Porter

BERNE — Robert Porter of Albany, who served in the Marines for 21 years, was one of a crowd of veteran supporters who came to the Berne Town Hall in August, believing that Councilman Dennis Palow had been maligned.

Veteran cultural competence training teaches that an understanding between veterans and civilians takes two to build.

Councilman Joel Willsey

Berne Deputy Supervisor Dennis Palow filed a complaint of discrimination against Councilmember Joel Willsey.

Emails from Democratic town board members in Berne about their concerns over their fellow town board member and combat veteran Dennis Palow led to an angry crowd gathering in support of Palow at Town Hall on Wednesday night.

Clyde Filkins’s niece once commented that she would never know what happened when her uncle was captured at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. A diary discovered over a decade later paints a harrowing picture of what happened.

Ray Wood’s hobby of finding the fathers of Amerasians living in the United States has brought peace and contentment to local restaurant owner Van Nguyen, who was able to meet and bond with his father over the months before the older man’s death in 2018.

Altamont resident Clair Hesselton was one of 1,500 entrants in a raffle to win a golf cart as part of ShopRite’s annual veterans’ fundraising campaign.


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