Category: Military

Aurora Veterans Advisory Council and the Quilt of Valor Foundation present U. S. Marine veteran Fred Vargas a quilt of valor

Aurora Veterans Advisory Council and the Quilt of Valor Foundation present U. S. Marine veteran Fred Vargas a quilt of valor

AVAC (Aurora Veterans Advisory Council), in coordination with the Quilt of Valor (QOV) Foundation, present Fred Vargas of Aurora with a quilt of valor February 10. He served from 1957 to 1960 as a Marine in Kodiak Alaska as an MP.  Submitted photo… This content is for 30 Day Free...

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Aurora Veterans Advisory Council and the Quilt Of Valor Foundation, present a quilt of valor to U.S. Army veteran Robert Guzman

Aurora Veterans Advisory Council and the Quilt Of Valor Foundation present a quilt of valor to U.S. Army veteran Robert Guzman

AVAC (Aurora Veterans Advisory Council) in partnership with the Quilt Of Valor (QOV) Foundation, presents a quilt of valor January 26 to Robert Guzman, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Korea from 1950 to 1952. Sgt. Guzman was the recipient of two Bronze Stars and went on Honor Flight…...

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‘Bowl for Vets’ Sandwich fun

The American Legion Riders Post 181 from Sandwich coordinated “Bowl for Vets” Saturday, Jan. 26 at Sandwich Idle Hour Lanes. Focus: bowling, turkeys (bowling strikes), food, raffles, seeing friends, and making friends. Cash prizes were awarded to first place, Bobby Wilgus who bowled a 919 series; second place, Virgil Range,…...

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Montgomery’s newest police officer, Kevin Bayer, left, receives his new badge pinned by his fiancée after being sworn in by Montgomery Village president Matt Brolley. Montgomery resident, Herschel Luckinbill, receives an honor by Village president Matt Brolley as one of 200 Illinois veterans to receive the Honor 200 Award. Jason Crane/The Voice

Busy Montgomery meeting: Honors, UAW property sale

By Jason Crane –  The Village Board of Montgomery held a marathon meeting, Monday to start the new year with a standing- room-only crowd for an action-packed agenda. The nearly five hour meeting, which included a 15-minute break, was the longest in recent memory of many observers. Montgomery resident and…...

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Wall of Honor May 22-June 4 will be in the Aurora area

This year will be a third time for a Moving Wall in six years, a memorial and remembrance in the Aurora area. The Fox Valley Veterans Breakfast Club, led by the organization’s president, Herschel Luckinbill, will bring the The Wall of Honor to the Fox Valley area which will include…...

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Speaker on self-defense at Aurora Navy League dinner Jan. 15

The Aurora Navy League Council 247 will hold its monthly dinner meeting Tuesday, Jan. 15. The meeting will be held in the private dining room at Grandma’s Table Restaurant, 1700 Douglas Road, Montgomery, just north of U.S. Route 30. The after dinner speaker will be Joe Rosner, a recognized expert…...

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Mike Wellington is the Veteran of the Month for December, named by the Fox Valley Veterans Breakfast Club.

Ingenuity helped Mike Wellington with driving in Vietnam

By John Montesano –  Mike Wellington is the Veteran of the Month for December, named by the Fox Valley Veterans Breakfast Club. He was born July 13, 1948 in Akron, Ohio. In 1959, the family moved to the Boulder Hill section of Montgomery. In 1967, he dropped out of school…...

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Ten Aurora area high school youths were honored with Brattin Community Service Awards at the annual Pearl Harbor Day luncheon Monday at Gaslite Manor Banquets in Aurora. From left are Janice Sefah, Yorkville; Christina Schulenberg, Aurora Christian; Fabian Rangel, Marmion Academy; Javier Munoz, East Aurora; Robert McCarthy, Aurora Central Catholic; Alaina Fleming, Rosary; Emma Gatz, Metea Valley; Shruti Kolli, Waubonsie Valley; Cassandra Kuissi, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy; and Araceli Mercado, West Aurora. Aurora Navy League 247 sponsors the annual luncheon to honor Pearl Harbor survivors and World War II veterans. Al Benson/The Voice

Pearl Harbor Day luncheon in Aurora offers salute, awards

Ten Aurora area high school youths were honored with Brattin Community Service Awards at the annual Pearl Harbor Day luncheon Monday at Gaslite Manor Banquets in Aurora. From left are Janice Sefah, Yorkville; Christina Schulenberg, Aurora Christian; Fabian Rangel, Marmion Academy; Javier Munoz, East Aurora; Robert McCarthy, Aurora Central Catholic;…...

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Jeanne Ives speaker at Pearl Harbor day Dec. 10

Jeanne Ives, representative in the Illinois State House in the 42nd District, will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Pearl Harbor Memorial Luncheon at the Gaslite Manor, Monday, Dec. 10. The annual luncheon is sponsored by the Navy League of Aurora Council 247. (The Voice incorrectly listed the date…...

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DuPage Toys for Tots in Naperville

Members of the Naperville Park District Police invite the community to contribute new, unwrapped toys for the 2018 DuPage County Toys for Tots program, presented by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Toys will be collected at various locations through Sunday, Dec. 16. Toys for Tots accepts only new, unwrapped toys…....

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Reader’s Voice: Heroes Committee to help State veterans

November 16, 2018 Dear editor; I am proud to join governor-elect J.B. Pritzker’s bipartisan “Serving Illinois’ Heroes” Committee, which will advise the incoming administration on issues of importance to our veterans. The previous administration’s shortcomings on serving veterans led to 14 deaths and countless illnesses at the Quincy Veterans’ home…....

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The East Aurora High School Marching Band participates in the Aurora Veterans Day parade Sunday morning. The parade end site, at the GAR Memorial and Museum on Downer Place in Aurora, right, includes representatives of Roosevelt-Aurora Legion Post 84. Celebrations and ceremonies took place in many communities. See facebook.com/ thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice

Veterans Day 2018:

 The Aurora Veterans Day Parade end site, at the GAR Memorial and Museum on Downer Place in Aurora includes representatives of Roosevelt-Aurora Legion Post 84.  Celebrations and ceremonies took place in many communities. Click here to see the video.  Jason Crane/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial,...

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First Midwest Veteran Town Hall in Aurora on Veterans Day

First Midwest Veteran Town Hall in Aurora on Veterans Day

Roosevelt Aurora Post 84 is a partner with Illinois Joining Forces to host a Veterans Day “Open Mic” Veterans Town Hall immediately following the Veteran’s Day Parade in Downtown Aurora.  The event will be held at the David L. Pierce Art and History Center after the conclusion of the Annual…...

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Fox Valley Marine Corps League and Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry will hold its Second Annual Veterans Pantry in celebration of Veterans’ Day and the 243rd birthday of the Marine Corps

Second Annual Veterans Pantry in celebration of Veterans’ Day and the 243rd birthday of the Marine Corps

On Friday, November 9, the Fox Valley Marine Corps League and Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry will hold its Second Annual Veterans Pantry in celebration of Veterans’ Day and the 243rd birthday of the Marine Corps.  All Veterans and their families are invited to Aurora Food Pantry at 1110 Jericho…...

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Aurora parade tribute to veterans

The city government of Aurora, with support from the Aurora Veterans Advisory Council (AVAC), will be host to the annual Veterans Day Parade at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. During the ceremony, veterans, to include mayor Richard C. Irvin, State representative Linda Chapa LaVia, State representative Stephanie Kifowit, and other…...

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Bells in Naperville Nov. 15 for awareness

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and November 15 is World Pancreatic Cancer Day. The Joseph C. Monastra (JCM) Foundation will recognize this global effort by sponsoring the illumination of the Moser Tower, 443 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, in purple and Tim Sleep will play the bells Thursday, Nov. 15 at…...

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Postcards can brighten day of ailing veterans

Anyone can create a postcard to brighten the day of an ailing veteran during the Remembering Our Veterans exhibit at Oswego’s Little White School Museum, 72 Polk Street, just two blocks from Oswego’s downtown business district. Museum assistant Sarah Kimes will present Postcards for Veterans at the museum from 10…...

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Fox Valley Veterans Breakfast Club Veteran of the Month: John Muschler

John Muschler military duty: The Philippines to England

By John Montesano –  The Fox Valley Breakfast Club named John Muschler the November Veteran of the Month. He was born, May 20, 1942 and raised in Aurora. He attended Nancy Hill and St. Paul’s Lutheran Elementary Schools and was graduated from West Aurora High School, class of 1960. After…...

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Honor 200 veterans revealed

The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) and the Illinois Bicentennial Office earlier this month revealed the recipients of Bicentennial HONOR 200 to honor the work of 200 veterans who continue to make extraordinary contributions to the people of Illinois. “The Bicentennial HONOR 200 campaign is one of the most…...

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Veterans participate in the special luncheon at the Prisco Center in Aurora Friday. The annual event provides food and entertainment each year. Fox Valley Park District photo

Hand salute for veterans:

Veterans participate in the special luncheon at the Prisco Center in Aurora Friday. The annual event provides food and entertainment each year. Fox Valley Park District photo… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.Log In Register...

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