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World War I Memorials in Nashua New Hampshire

Nashua, New Hampshire has a rich military history. The local veteran organizations have never shirked their duty to recognize and remember those who have fallen.   In compiling a list of World War I monuments in the city, it became clear … Continue reading

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Korean War Casualty, POW at Battle of Unsan: Swanzey NH’s Reginald Ernest Frazier (1932-1951)

He paid the ultimate price. While still a boy at age 18, he enlisted with the U.S. Army in April of 1850, and arrived in Korea in August of the same year [per Sentinel newspaper article]. He was taken prisoner … Continue reading

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WW2 Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient: Manchester NH’s Christos Karaberis aka Chris Carr (1914-1970)

The description of the bravery actions of Christos H. Karaberis during World War 2 is mind boggling.  The official record speaks for itself: Rank and organizations: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company L, 337th Infantry, 85th Infantry Division. Place and date: Near … Continue reading

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WW2 Anti-Sub Gunner Killed in Action, Bay of Biscay: Manchester’s S/Sgt. Joseph H. Wilfred Roux (1921-1943)

On December 16, 1947, the city of Manchester’s Mayor and Board of Alderman approved an ordinance: “That the square located where Amory Street, Montgomery Street and Bartlett Street intersects, be officially designated… as Joseph H.W. Roux Square.” The memorial plaque … Continue reading

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Warner New Hampshire’s Pearl Habor Casualty: Ensign Edward Blanchard Cloues, USN (1917-1941)

Ensign Edward Blanchard Cloues, son of Alfred S. & Hattie (Blanchard) Cloues was born 25 December 1917 at Warner, New Hampshire  He was aboard the USS. Arizona when it was sunk on 7 December 1941 during the Japanese attack.  His … Continue reading

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