In late September, nine veterans from Cold Spring traveled to Washington, D.C., to visit a number of war memorials and museums. The three-day excursion was sponsored by members of the George A. Casey Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 275 and American Legion James Harvey Hustis Post 2362.
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Entered Army in 1956 serving as a Specialist 3rd Class, Machinist Battalion, stationed in Germany. He also served six and a half years in the Reserves.
Served in the Army during World War II, rising from Private 1st Class to Sergeant. Participated in the D-Day invasion at Normandy as well as invasions in North Africa and Sicily.
Served as a Specialist 4th Class in the Army in 1961-64. Stationed in Germany.
Francis (Terry) Lahey
Served in Korean War in 1951-52 as Sergeant 1st Class in the U.S. Army Combat Engineers.
Served in the Army from 1967-70 as Specialist 5th Class. Trained as a helicopter mechanic, he served as a helicopter door gunner in Vietnam.
Served in the Navy Seabees from 1969-73. A Construction Electrician 2, he served combat duty in Vietnam.
Retired as a Command Sergeant Major after 45 years in the Army, the highest rank attainable for enlisted personnel. His final mission was to Saudi Arabia in 1990-91.
Served two years in the Army beginning in 1956. A sergeant, he was stationed in Germany.
Served in the Navy 1966-1970 as Seaman E-3 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation, including duty in Vietnam.