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Winter Newsletter 2012

Snowhill Elementary School Visit

On December 4th we visited the Snowhill Elementary School.  This was our second visit to the school.   Teacher Larry Marple asked to talk to his history group, which meets after school, and discuss the Battle of the Bulge period of WWII.  Captain Dennis Sullivan and I (both members of the 101st AB Living history Team) spent an hour with the students.  We brought a variety WWII items to display; web gear, helmets, clothing, sleeping bag, pick mattox, canteen, mess kit, boots etc.  The kids asked some great questions and shared with us the time their family members were in the service.  We really enjoy the visits to the schools.

 82nd AB Trooper Dante Toneguzzo Passes

It with a sad heart we share the news that another great veteran has passed away.  I met Dante at the 507th reunion in Columbus several years ago.  He was friend to the group.  We will miss him.

GUZZO Dante Guzzo (Toneguzzo) loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather went home to be with the Lord on December 31, 2012. He was born to Maria and Enrico Toneguzzo on November 11, 1922. He was 90 years old. He is preceded in death by his wife Louise, and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He is survived by his children, Ron (Donna), Susan Edgar (Neal), Bob (Lisa), and daughter -in -law Becky. Grandchildren, Jenni, Tony, Christy (Tim), Scott (Stephanie), Sean and Jackson; great-granddaughter Ellery; and numerous nephews and nieces. He graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in 1940. He retired from Del Col and Guzzo Construction Company and Complete General Construction Company. He is a lifetime member of The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Catholic War Veterans, Disabled Army Veterans, Purple Heart Association, and the 82nd and 17th Airborne Association. Veteran of WWII, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for Bravery in Action and the Purple Heart and Combat Infantry badges. Also a member of the SFI and St. Clair A. C., American Legion, and VFW Post 4153. The family would like to thank the staff at Crown Pointe Care Center for the loving care they provided. Dante was a member of St. Matthias Church, where he volunteered for numerous activities. Family and friends may call Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. with Prayer Service at 6:30 p.m. by Sister Marie, at the WEIR-AREND FUNERAL HOME, 4221 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43214, (3 blocks S. of Henderson Rd). Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, 10:30 am at St. Matthias Catholic Church 1582 Ferris Road, 43224. Procession will form at the church. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Msgr. Anthony Missimi Celebrant. Please visit www.weirarendfuneral.com to sign the official online condolence book.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch from January 2 to January 3, 2013

Veterans Memorial

 

I have been talking with the General Manager and the Assistant General Manager about the potential of moving the COMM to their location.  They are interested in having a museum presence at their location on Broad Street in downtown Columbus.  They are across the street from COSI.  What a tremendous opportunity to share the museum in a larger format.  More to come…

 

New Veteran Pictures added

Please take a look at the veteran photos.  We have been working on adding more pictures of the veterans we have at the COMM.

 

Veteran Bios Coming

We will be adding a tab so you can read the history of the different veterans here at the COMM.  We should have this done by the end of February.

 

 

 

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