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OOHRAH – Brig Gen William C. Chip

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 of the world, also from New Castle. William played football in 1936 and 1937 for New Castle High and went …

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Brig Gen Ralph Pope

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 was one of nine children (eight boys and one girl). His mother died in 1928 when he was only 8 …

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THE ACE – Brig Gen Victor N. Cabas

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 Side, Lincoln-Garfield School, Ben Franklin and New Castle High Schools, graduating in 1938. He was the manager of the New …

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Rear Admiral Robert Shumaker

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 writer, respectively. He was graduated from New Wilmington High School in 1951 as the class valedictorian. He attended Northwestern University …

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Master of Supply – Rear Admiral Eckelberger

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. In 1959, Midshipman First Class Eckelberger participated in an 8 week summer training cruise aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS …

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Forgotten Honor: Sgt. Leslie Sabo’s story

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. Sabo Jr. who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor 42 years after his death in Cambodia. This true story of …

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