Service members and Veterans who have
defended our freedom have earned our enduring gratitude. They should have
the opportunity to live meaningful, productive lives,
in the same freedom and peace that their service and sacrifices made
possible for so many other Americans.
A 2006 motorcycle accident left the former
firefighter in a 27-day coma and paralyzed from the waist down. Not one to
be kept down, Thompson strives to be the best at everything he does and
that paid dividends at this year’s National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG)
held in Orlando, Florida.
Maj. Charles Leonetti immigrated to the United States
from Italy in the early 1900s. When the United States entered World
War I, he enlisted in the U.S. Army despite not yet being a U.S.
citizen. He later became a well-known artist in New York and served
again during World War II.
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OF THE WEEK
This week we honor Army Veteran Charles L. Lewis. Charles
served during World War II. Charles enlisted in the Signal Corps in 1942.
Charles lived at home while he completed his schooling at various
institutes in the Chicago area, finishing up his schooling at the Lewis
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