Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Remembering another unfamous one...

  A final salute to a personal hero.

He was a career Marine and veteran of the Battle of Iwo Jima. His heroics in World War II will never be forgotten.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Happy Birthday to another Unfamous One...Thank you for your service Bill Beck!     

Charl Adair to The Real "Old Falls Street" People shared this with us on Facebook
4 hrsLewiston, NY
The “oldest Falls Street” person?? Meet Bill Beck - he was born in Niagara Falls December 28, 1914 - he will celebrate his 103rd birthday. Bill is a 1932 NFHS graduate, a decorated WWII veteran, employed by Hooker Chemical Company his entire career. A remarkable man, Bill appears to be as sharp and knowledgeable as he was 40 years ago - a veritable NF resource and treasure. Please send a birthday card along with any memories you have to share. Bill’s address is: 5285 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, NY 14092 - thank you ALL!!!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Another Unfamous One is honored...thank you for your service Joe George!

An honor long overdue....

Seventy-six years after he saved the last six survivors of the USS Arizona, Joe George will be posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Front page of Niagara Falls Gazette 

December 8, 1941

...the enormity of what we are entering is yet to be comprehended...

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Vernon Foster, now 99, shares his "living history" with the Baltimore Sun...

Just shy of his 99th birthday, World War II tank commander Vernon Foster vividly recalls hellish battles in France and Germany, being blasted in the face by shrapnel, logging 2,600 miles in the five-man Sherman tank named for his wife, Dottie, and meeting President Franklin D. Roosevelt....Read more at 
The Furious Fourth - WWII Living History Group and thank you for acknowledging another unfamous one!
At 98, World War II tank commander is "living history." Vernon Foster of Parkton vividly recalls his service and shrugs off the "Greatest Generation" label.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Carl's Story 

Found this new book about WWI soldier Carl Willig, written by Noretta Willig...Another Unfamous One who should not be forgotten...check it out...

The War Letters - On Hiatus

March 8, 2018 Today is my birth father Frank's birthday. I think he's been whispering to me. I've been working on this project...