The “Custer” Cannon & Joe Trax
Joe Trax with his Custer Cannon circa 1894

The “Custer” Cannon & Joe Trax

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By Betty DiRisio, LCHS Volunteer If we went back in time 100 years or more, no 4th of July Parade would have been complete without local Patriot Joe Trax and…

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) The December 7, 1941 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor resulted in the death of a local man. James McClintock of Wampum is believed to be…

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Captain James Lawrence

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WHAT DOES WHAT HAPPENED 200 YEARS AGO ON LAKE ERIE HAVE TO DO WITH LAWRENCE COUNTY? By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) During the war of 1812 (our second war…

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All Graves are Adopted: PFC Davis at Margraten
PFC Everette A. Davis
92nd Chemical Battalion, Company B
US Army, WWII

All Graves are Adopted: PFC Davis at Margraten

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PFC EVERETTE A. DAVIS – Netherlands American Cemetery By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Every Memorial Day we visit our local cemeteries to honor our men and women who died…

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Died Aboard a Hell Ship: John B. Brettell
Lt. Col. John Brettell
US Army
WWI and WWII

Died Aboard a Hell Ship: John B. Brettell

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Jack Morgan (see May 24, 2013 post) was not the only New Castle son subjected to the Hell Ships. While it is not known…

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One Soldier’s Journey to a Hellship: Jack Payne Morgan
Jack Payne Morgan
US Navy
Attached to 4th Marines
WWII

One Soldier’s Journey to a Hellship: Jack Payne Morgan

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Jack Payne Morgan, son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Morgan of Harbor St., was nicknamed “Pierpont” by his New Castle High School friends after…

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Expressions of Gratitude: PFC Hugh R. McCormick
PFC Hugh McCormick

Expressions of Gratitude: PFC Hugh R. McCormick

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Ed's Note: on July 28, 2018, we added a 2-part YouTube video recounting this remarkable discovery  (scan to bottom of this post) We all…

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Forgotten Honor: Sgt. Leslie Sabo’s story
Leslie H Sabo Jr

Forgotten Honor: Sgt. Leslie Sabo’s story

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Posted by LCHS Our November 14, 2012, our Veterans’ Remembrance program features author Eric Poole presenting a free lecture for the public. He discusses the story of Specialist 4 Leslie H.…

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Italian Athletic Association WWI Soldiers

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio LCHS Volunteer In 1899, the New Castle Italian Athletic Association/Club was originally formed as a baseball organization. But in 1917, when President Wilson made the plea…

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