OOHRAH – Brig Gen William C. Chip

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) William C. Chip was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, on July 26, 1919. His father was the famed George Chip, former middleweight boxing champion…

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Brig Gen Ralph Pope

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Ralph Michael Angelo Papa (Pope) was born in West Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on July 22,1920 to Italian immigrants Raffaele “Ralph” and Rose (Santina) Papa. Ralph…

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THE ACE – Brig Gen Victor N. Cabas

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Victor Nicholas “Vic” Cabas was born January 15,1920 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, to Louis J. and Elizabeth (Tetu) Cabas, Romanian immigrants. He attended West…

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Red Angelo – Rear Admiral

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Rear Admiral Lewis “Red” Eugene Angelo was born in Forestville, (Butler County) Pennsylvania, on February 18, 1928. He was the youngest of 19 children…

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Rear Admiral Robert Shumaker
Robert Harper Shumaker

Rear Admiral Robert Shumaker

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Robert Harper Shumaker was born May 11, 1933 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, where his parents, Alvah M. and Eleanor, were a lawyer and a…

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Master of Supply – Rear Admiral Eckelberger
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Master of Supply – Rear Admiral Eckelberger

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) James E. Eckelberger, son of John E. and Marian (Francis) Eckelberger of New Castle’s East Side, was graduated from New Castle High in 1956.…

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Rear Admiral George R. Muse

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Navy Rear Admiral George Read Muse was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, on September 21, 1915 to Mr. & Mrs. George W. Muse. His…

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Wampum’s Pride: General McBride

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) The highest military rank to have been achieved by a Lawrence County resident is that of a four star general, held by General William…

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On Sherman’s Staff

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) We hear Civil War stories about the men from Battery B, and those from the Roundheads of Lawrence County. But here is another story…

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