WWII Vet Still Serving Community At 92
World War II veteran Muzzie Franciose was recently recognized for his hard work preserving the memory of his fellow vets. The 92-year-old from Natick, Massachusetts has been rebuilding the deteriorating memorial at Robert Williams Park for the last 30 years.
Franciose even did the fundraising to replace the stone wall, flowers, and walkway at the memorial. “It means a lot to me and I’ve lived around here a long time,” he explains. “It’s a great neighborhood.”
Source: CBS Boston
Photo Of Walmart Worker Helping Blind Customer Goes Viral
Meghann Shaw was picking up a prescription from her local Walmart in Biloxi, Mississippi when she saw a store employee helping a blind customer do his shopping. She later shared a photo and the touching story on Facebook and her post has now gone viral.
“I was amazed. The first thing that came to my mind was how sweet it was,” Shaw says. “They were walking hand-in-hand.”
Shaw posted the story so friends could “see the positivity” and then made it public, but she had no idea it would be so popular. “With all the hate in the world,” she writes, “she showed him pure compassion and love.”
Source: Inside Edition
Missing Medal Returned To War Hero’s Family
A Purple Heart medal has been returned to relatives of World War II Staff Sergeant Bernard J. McNamara after a long search for the rightful owner of the military honor. The medal was found on the road in Nyack, New York about a decade ago by Joseph “Dusty” Ridlon and it’s taken a while to find out whose it was.
Ridlon had no luck finding the owner on his own, so he tucked the Purple Heart into a box and recently rediscovered it, so he passed on to a friend, Anthony DelRegno, a former Navy corpsman. DelRegno got help from military historians and Senator Charles Schumer’s office to track down McNamara’s family.
The war hero passed away in 1975, but his relatives were thrilled to get his medal.“To have this Purple Heart returned to us after so many years is incredibly special,” says Matthew Birong, McNamara’s grandson. “This was a piece of who my grandfather truly was.”
Source: Fox News