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Veteran Spotlight

Veteran Spotlight

CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER THOMAS E. SLEDGE, USN (RET.) By MJ KNOBLOCK Education has always played an important role in Thomas Sledge’s life. It was woven into his 30-year career in…

Veteran Spotlight: Rick Cole

Veteran Spotlight: Rick Cole

By MJ KNOBLOCK Rick Cole, (USN-Ret) served his country for 27 years in the U.S. Navy. At the end of this month, he will retire from 15 years of service…

5th Annual Mayor’s Breakfast Honors Veterans

5th Annual Mayor’s Breakfast Honors Veterans

More than 150 attended the recent Mayor’s Breakfast to Honor Veterans held at Traditions at the Chesapeake Golf Club.  The group was welcomed by Carl Dozier, Chairman of the Mayor’s…

Mayor’s Breakfast to Honor Veterans to be held September 21

The 5th Annual Mayor’s Breakfast to Honor Veterans will be held Saturday September 21, 2013 at Traditions at Chesapeake Golf Club.  The breakfast is scheduled from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00…

Veteran of the Month: Phyllis Schirle

Veteran of the Month: Phyllis Schirle

By MJ KNOBLOCK Much to the dismay of her parents, Phyllis Schirle wasn’t interested in attending college right after graduation. Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, she graduated from high…

Veteran Spotlight – August-Leah Schafer

Veteran Spotlight – August-Leah Schafer

By MJ KNOBLOCK Leah Schafer wanted to be a nurse when she was a teen-ager. Little did she know that her nursing career would carry her all over the world…

Veteran Spotlight – Jack Hayes

Veteran Spotlight – Jack Hayes

Lt. Col. Jack Hayes (U.S. Army, Retired) By MJ KNOBLOCK As a U.S. Army veteran, John M. “Jack” Hayes says that there was one important thing he took away from…

Veteran Spotlight

Veteran Spotlight

Lt. Col. Carl Dozier, United States Army (Retired) Understanding the true meaning of Memorial Day  By JOHN DOWNS, SR. On the day after Memorial Day, 2013, I had the privilege…

Chesapeake Memorial Day Service

Chesapeake Memorial Day Service

Several hundred people turned out on Memorial Day at City Hall to honor the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.  The day…

Veteran Spotlight – Lt. Cmdr. Robyn Shavers (USCG, Retired)

Veteran Spotlight – Lt. Cmdr. Robyn Shavers (USCG, Retired)

Robyn Ann Shavers was born on March 19, 1968 in Trenton, N.J. to Michael and Dorothy Lorenzo.  She graduated with honors from Atlantic City High School in June 1986 and…

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