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Posted on 4 June 2018 | 12:59 am
Humbling story of mother-of-three who won
Daily MailHumbling story of mother-of-three who won £7.6m but made thousands of dreams come true when she gave TWO ...Daily MailBut it was their gift of £12,500 to 60 veterans of the 1944 Battle of Monte Cassino in Italy that Ray says gave them the most pleasure. 'Barbara read in the paper that it would be their last chance to go back and they couldn't afford it,' says Ray ...
Posted on 1 June 2018 | 5:01 pm
Veteran trip to Italy battlefield -
Chelmsford Weekly NewsVeteran trip to Italy battlefieldChelmsford Weekly NewsNichola Rowland-Smith, Head of Travel Royal British Legion, said: “The Battle of Monte Cassino in Italy seems to be less well-known in the nation's history, to other battles such as D Day, yet it was another pivotal turning point in bringing to an end ...and more »
Posted on 30 May 2018 | 5:06 am
Town parade, service are solemn reminders of
Town parade, service are solemn reminders of military sacrificesThe Shippensburg News-ChronicleWe lost a lot, in my last battle in Monte Cassino, Italy, we lost 196 people.” Lohrens then became choked up and said please enjoy the day, while wiping back the tears. The parade included many local veterans, some riding and some walking, both the ...
Posted on 30 May 2018 | 3:15 am
Bude veteran, 94, pays his respects to
Bude & Stratton PostBude veteran, 94, pays his respects to former comrades on tour to ItalyBude & Stratton PostA VETERAN from Bude has been able to pay his respects to his former comrades from the Second World War through a special tour to Italy. May 18 marked the anniversary of the battles of Anzio and Monte Cassino, two of the least well known but some of the ...
Posted on 29 May 2018 | 10:03 am
Allies make their move on Cassino, Italy
On this day, Operation Panther, the Allied invasion of Cassino, in central Italy, is launched. The Italian Campaign had been underway for more than six months. Beginning with the invasion of Sicily, the Allies had been fighting their way up the Italian ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
World War II veterans honored with wreath
“The mountain-climbing (anti-aircraft artillery) men nevertheless didn’t call themselves frontliners until the first attacks below Cassino, (Italy), where they wrote a footnote to history,” he said. The battalion “pioneered” 90 mm anti-aircraft ...
Posted on 15 August 2015 | 9:44 am
Panel discussion on all-Chicano World War II
The men served throughout World War II including fighting in Salerno, San Pietro, Monte Cassino, Italy, Southern France, Germany, and Austria, officials said. For more information, call Bowie High School at 236-7000.
Posted on 11 August 2015 | 1:23 pm
Life in wartime
To me that was a second moral booster. That’s how we ended up in the 34th division.” Nishiie, part of a mortar platoon, was wounded near Monte Cassino, Italy, the same year. “I don’t know exactly, but a mortar or artillery shell burst,” he said.
Posted on 11 August 2015 | 7:02 am
Joseph LaBarbera, of Smithtown, served in
LaBarbera was left for dead by German soldiers fighting near Monte Cassino, Italy in 1944 -- and eventually made his way back to the American lines. June 23, 2015 8:49 AM By NEWSDAY STAFF Joseph LaBarbera, whose wiry body still attests to his days as an ...
Posted on 23 June 2015 | 2:49 am