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New Hampshire WWI Military: MM1 Francis “Frank” Beggs USN of Concord

I must admit that the elusive Frank Beggs was one of my more difficult research projects. All I had was a name on the Concord and New Hampshire Rolls of Honor. His name does not appear on the New Hampshire … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Newport

In 1917 the town of Newport New Hampshire had around 4,000 permanent residents.  It was also the county seat for Sullivan County where the County court house was located and business was conducted by the county commissioners. When the World … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Gunner John B. Ahern of Manchester NH (1894-1918)

John Bernard Ahern was born 4 October 1894 in Manchester, New Hampshire, son of Daniel J. & Julia (Butler) Ahern. At his birth, his father Daniel was a wholesale liquor dealer. The family lived at 556 Brown Avenue. Daniel J. … Continue reading

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Pilot Casualty of World War 2: Nashua, New Hampshire’s Ensign Paul Boire, USNR

Ensign Paul Amie Boire is hailed as the first Nashua pilot to “make the supreme sacrifice” in World War II. He was the third child and second son of George F. & Angelina (Lapierre) Boire, born in Nashua NH on … Continue reading

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A 2016 Military Father’s Day: My Dad’s WW2 Navy in Photographs

Thirty five years ago was the last time I was able to happily celebrate Father’s Day. On November 7th of 1981 my Dad, Berwin “Webby” Webster, passed away, at the age of 68. He left behind no enemies, and a … Continue reading

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