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Boonville Vietnam Veteran Set to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro for Other Vets

Paul Fortin is a 69-year-old Boonville, NY resident who is also a Vietnam Veteran. Paul remains very active and is about to embark on an incredible journey for an amazing cause. On February 9th Paul will journey on a nine-day expedition to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa to support the Sitrin Health Care Center’s Military Rehabilitation Program.

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Have You Noticed All The Green Porch Lights in Utica and Surrounding Areas?

It's called Greenlight A Vet.  A symbol of appreciation and support for our veterans. Green is the color of hope, renewal and well-being.

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Arlington National Cemetery Lays Wreaths Ahead For Holiday Season
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CNY Locations For ‘Wreaths Across America’

More than 1,000 local veterans will be remembered, at noon Saturday, Dec.12, with wreaths on their graves at Rome Cemetery, St. Mary’s, St. Peter’s and at the Westernville Presbyterian Cemetery.

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Photo Calendar of Utica Landmarks for Sale to Benefit Veterans

Tony Longretta is a former Utica resident who loves taking photos. He's actually really good at it. On a recent trip home, he took some amazing shots of some of the most beautiful landmarks in our fine city. He and a friend, Daniel Mellito, decided to sell the collection of photos in a calendar and give the proceeds to The CNY Veteran's Outreach Center.

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Rome Historical Society Sponsoring Letter Writing Drive For Military Members

For the entire month of November, the Rome Historical Society will be sponsoring a letter writing campaign for Operation Gratitude. These letters will be sent out to deployed troops, veterans, new recruits, and wounded warriors.

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Photo and Graphics Courtesy: James Piccola, NYS DOT
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Utica / Marcy Traffic Advisory Being Issued for Next Monday [MAP]

A traffic advisory will be in effect for the Utica and Marcy area for next week.

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Staff Sgt. Marlana Watson Will Receive The New York State Medal Of Valor

A member of the Army National Guard is being awarded New York state's highest military award for heroism. Staff Sgt. Marlana won the award for coming to the aid of two teenagers who were shot on a Syracuse street last fall.

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Missing Herkimer WWII Pilot Finally Returns Home to Be Laid to Rest

After over 70 years, a Herkimer WWII pilot can finally be laid to rest. The remains of Army Air Force 2nd Lt. Edward F. Barker, who went missing in 1944, have been found.

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Soldiers Of Reddit Explain Things They Wish They Had Known Before Joining The Military

On the website Reddit a question was asked on the board called "Ask Reddit." The question was directed towards soldiers, veterans, and anyone who has served our military. The question was "what is something you wish you had known before joining the military?". Here's some of the top answers. 

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90-Year-Old WWII Veteran Evicted From Buffalo New York Home

Last week, 90-year-old World War II Navy veteran Johnnie H. Hodges was evicted from a place he has called home for over 60 years.

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Bodies Of 36 WWII US Marines Recovered On A Remote Pacific Island

More than 70 years after World War 2, the bodies of 36 US Marines have been found on a remote Pacific island.

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Starving Army Vet Battling Cancer Calls 911 for Food

This is about as moving as it gets.

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