Category: Veterans

Aurora Navy League will meet Feb. 19 at Grandma’s Table

The Aurora Navy League Council 247 will hold its monthly dinner meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Grandma’s Table Restaurant, 1700 Douglas Road, Montgomery. The after dinner speaker will be Lieutenant Peter Besser, USN from the Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes. Lt. Besser’s topic will be “How we transform a young…...

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Chuck Granholm, left, receives a charter to begin the Walter E. Truemper Legion Post 1944 from Michael Calder, American Legion Department of Illinois. The presentation was Thursday, Feb. 7 at the new home of Post 1944, the Warehouse Church in Aurora. There are 25 members now. Granholm is commander, Gary Krolik is senior vice commander, John Sbarbaro is adjutant, and Fred Torres is chaplain. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. February 20 on the 75th anniversary of the death of Walter E. Truemper of Aurora in World War II. Carter Crane/The Voice

Walter Truemper Legion Post:

Chuck Granholm, left, receives a charter to begin the Walter E. Truemper Legion Post 1944 from Michael Calder, American Legion Department of Illinois. The presentation was Thursday, Feb. 7 at the new home of Post 1944, the Warehouse Church in Aurora. There are 25 members now. Granholm is commander, Gary…...

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‘Bowl for Vets’ in Sandwich

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 with 9 pins, no…...

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Batavia Legion Post 504 to meet

The Batavia American Legion Post 504 will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Batavia VFW, 645 S. River Street, Batavia. All veterans are invited to attend and join. More information can be found on the Post’s website at bataviapost504.org. The post meets the third…...

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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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Oswego resident Herschel Luckinbill, above, left, portrays a gunman being disabled by self-defense expert Joe Rosner of McHenry County. Rosner spoke and demonstrated self-defense tactics in "How to Protect Yourself if Attacked" at Aurora Navy League Council 247's monthly dinner meeting at Grandma's Table Restaurant in Montgomery Tuesday, Jan. 15

Self-defense expert Joe Rosner of McHenry County demonstrates self-defense tactics at Aurora Navy League Council 247’s monthly dinner meeting

Oswego resident Herschel Luckinbill, portrays a gunman being disabled by self-defense expert Joe Rosner of McHenry County. Rosner spoke and demonstrated self-defense tactics in “How to Protect Yourself if Attacked” at Aurora Navy League Council 247’s monthly dinner meeting at Grandma’s Table Restaurant in Montgomery Tuesday, Jan. 15. Below, Rosner…...

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Explorer Post 2535, Kiwanis Club of Oswego, breakfast Saturday, Feb. 2

The Oswego Police Explorer Post 2535 and the Kiwanis Club of Oswego will be hosts to their third annual pancake breakfast fundraiser at Oswego High School, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 2. The all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will have a portion of the proceeds donated to Celebrate Differences, an Oswego…...

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State Representative Kifowit selected as leader of two House committees

State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, will bring experience from her service in the U.S. Marine Corps and focus on public integrity to two key House committees this year. She has been selected to be the chair of the Veterans Affairs and State Government Administration Committees in the State House. “I…...

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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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Batavia Legion Post 504 to meet

The Batavia American Legion Post 504 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Batavia VFW on River Street in Batavia. All veterans are invited to join. For more information, please visit the website bataviapost504.org. —Don Nallenweg, Legion Post 504… This content is for 30...

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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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Homeless veterans fees will be reduced in 2019

State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Aurora, wants veterans to know about the new state laws aimed to assist Veterans that will go into effect in 2019. House Bill 4848, which will take effect January 1, 2019, ends for homeless veterans the $20 shipping fee to obtain medical records. These health records…...

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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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Everett Schlegel of Elgin, a Pearl Harbor attack (December 7, 1941) survivor, is greeted by Jeanne Ive, Ill State representative, 42nd District, at the annual Pearl Harbor Day luncheon Monday at Gaslite Manor Banquets in Aurora. Ives, an Army veteran, was the keynote speaker at the luncheon sponsored by Aurora Navy League Council 247. For the first time, World War II veterans were honored at the event. Al Benson/The Voice

Pearl Harbor survivor, Everett Schlegel of Elgin, meets luncheon keynote speaker:

Everett Schlegel of Elgin, a Pearl Harbor attack (December 7, 1941) survivor, is greeted by Jeanne Ive, Ill State representative, 42nd District, at the annual Pearl Harbor Day luncheon Monday at Gaslite Manor Banquets in Aurora. Ives, an Army veteran, was the keynote speaker at the luncheon sponsored by Aurora…...

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Montgomery veteran Herschel Luckinbill an Illinois Bicentennial HONOR 200 recipient

Montgomery veteran Herschel Luckinbill an Illinois Bicentennial HONOR 200 recipient

Herschel Luckinbill, right, and wife, Eva Luckinbill, of Montgomery, pose for official photos Monday, Dec. 3 at the Illinois Bicentennial celebration at the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier in Chicago. He was one of the veterans honored as the State 200 Illinois veterans. The United Center was another venue. SpotMyPhotos…...

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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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