We Can Do It – WWII exhibit

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By Lorraine Petrus (LCHS Board of Directors) Our We Can Do It! World War II Exhibit is full of displays, events, programs and speakers. Complete Program Information is listed below…

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Women Also Served in the Great War
Nurse Harriet J Eckels

Women Also Served in the Great War

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Nurse Harriet J. Eckels was born on April 2, 1888 in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. She and 100 fellow Red Cross nurses and 30 physicians…

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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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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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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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Civil War Stories by Local Historians
Judy Foster: Enon Valley Community Historical Society & Little Beaver Historical Society

Civil War Stories by Local Historians

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By Kathleen Mooney, LCHS Webmaster The Historical Society has produced a Civil War Presentation available for viewing on YouTube. Take a trip back in time and spend 12 minutes with…

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Martyred – WWII the Phillipines
Thomas J. Rocks
New Castle High School
1924

Martyred – WWII the Phillipines

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio, LCHS Volunteer Fifteen Years to Priesthood Thomas J. Rocks, seen here in his 1924 high school graduation photo, was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, to Hugh…

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