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A new website launched Tuesday morning is encouraging local Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia to run for Congress. Bellavia previously ran for New York’s 27th congressional seat in 2012, but does this mean another run in 2020 is on the horizon?


Soldier found guilty of murdering wife, state trooper

Mar 20, 2019
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Jefferson County jurors have found former U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Walters guilty of fatally shooting his wife and a state trooper back in 2017. The verdict came down after a weeklong trial in Watertown.

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It took 100 years, but Pvt. Walter Rydzewski of Lancaster has finally received the Purple Heart and other medals he earned during World War I.

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Although records are sparse, New York State's museum archives can document at least six Erie County residents who served in the all-black 369th Infantry Regiment, nicknamed by the Germans of WWI as the "Harlem Hellfighters." On Friday, their story will be told by some of the soldiers themselves, in a free showing of the film "Men of Bronze: The Black American Heroes of World War I" at the Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library in Buffalo.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Senator Charles Schumer and Representative Louise Slaughter have joined with employees of a Rochester radio manufacturer to celebrate the firm's share of a $12.7 billion contract with the U.S. Army.

U.S. Army Center of Military History

From Vietnam to the City of Tonawanda, a helicopter once shot down could become a local monument in the near future.

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Plans for turning a former Army Reserve Center in Niagara Falls into Western New York’s emergency management hub are inching closer to success. After securing half a million dollars for the hub in the 2015-2016 state budget, State Senator Rob Ortt has organized a steering committee to help determine the site’s future.

World War II veteran honored 69 years later

Nov 10, 2014
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A 92-year old World War II veteran who served in the first African-American female battalion has received several military honors. Private Indiana Hunt-Martin was honorably discharged from the military 69 years ago Monday.