A salute to area war veterans

A salute to area war veterans

There are 54 comments on the Observer story from Dec 5, 2010, titled A salute to area war veterans. In it, Observer reports that:

Married - Arlene Griswold Sept 12, 1946 Medals and Awards: American Theater, Asiatic Pacific and World War II Victory Medal.

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joe white

Fredonia, NY

#1 Dec 5, 2010
wow,great story. thanks for you service Jim!
Wondering

Springfield, MA

#2 Dec 5, 2010
Someone need to thank John Fedyszyn! John takes the time to research and write these articles. Johns biggest contribution is himself to our country. He served in Nam, he was wounded numerous times, he risked his life in one of the toughest jobs in the marines. John was a forward radioman, out in front of the troops, by himself, looking for the enemy and calling in air strikes to protect his squad. He has worked tireesly to get Mike Gregoreski on the Vietnam wall, he spent 10 plus years doing that. He did it. He volunteers his time for all veterans. John has never asked for anything in return, nothing, nada. I thank John along with all the veterans. John's story needs to be told! He has given more than most of us can even think about. Thanks John for being my friend and my hero!
Forestville hick

Little Genesee, NY

#3 Dec 5, 2010
Wondering wrote:
Someone need to thank John Fedyszyn! John takes the time to research and write these articles. Johns biggest contribution is himself to our country. He served in Nam, he was wounded numerous times, he risked his life in one of the toughest jobs in the marines. John was a forward radioman, out in front of the troops, by himself, looking for the enemy and calling in air strikes to protect his squad. He has worked tireesly to get Mike Gregoreski on the Vietnam wall, he spent 10 plus years doing that. He did it. He volunteers his time for all veterans. John has never asked for anything in return, nothing, nada. I thank John along with all the veterans. John's story needs to be told! He has given more than most of us can even think about. Thanks John for being my friend and my hero!
i agree 100%
joe white

Fredonia, NY

#4 Dec 5, 2010
Wondering wrote:
Someone need to thank John Fedyszyn! John takes the time to research and write these articles. Johns biggest contribution is himself to our country. He served in Nam, he was wounded numerous times, he risked his life in one of the toughest jobs in the marines. John was a forward radioman, out in front of the troops, by himself, looking for the enemy and calling in air strikes to protect his squad. He has worked tireesly to get Mike Gregoreski on the Vietnam wall, he spent 10 plus years doing that. He did it. He volunteers his time for all veterans. John has never asked for anything in return, nothing, nada. I thank John along with all the veterans. John's story needs to be told! He has given more than most of us can even think about. Thanks John for being my friend and my hero!
great, thanks for the info. we'll see what i can get done. gotta love these guys!i promise to get him the recognition due!
Wondering

Springfield, MA

#5 Dec 5, 2010
joe white wrote:
<quoted text>great, thanks for the info. we'll see what i can get done. gotta love these guys!i promise to get him the recognition due!
Joe, I,ll help anyway I can, I need a way to contact you but I won't put my real name on here, sorry!
Loretta Sage

Dunkirk, NY

#8 Jan 23, 2011
John Fedyszyn is an extraordinary writer writing about extraordinary people. Thank you, John, for your time and effort in sharing with us your wonderful stories of selfless veterans.
Loretta Sage

Dunkirk, NY

#9 Jan 23, 2011
no
john fedyszyn

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#11 Mar 16, 2011
Loretta Sage wrote:
no
thank you loretta sage for your kind words for me its an honor to let the readers know that the history makers are right here in our towns they paid in the 40s for the freedom we enjoy today john fedyszyn
VET

Fredonia, NY

#12 Mar 17, 2011
john fedyszyn wrote:
<quoted text> thank you loretta sage for your kind words for me its an honor to let the readers know that the history makers are right here in our towns they paid in the 40s for the freedom we enjoy today john fedyszyn
John, how can I send you some info about my grandfather?
Rattle Kattle

Casselberry, FL

#13 Mar 17, 2011
So what with the medals....americans need to quit living in the past.

All this hero worship is enough to make someone sick.

If anyone did anything heroic...they know it and that is all that is necessary.
concerned

Apopka, FL

#15 Mar 17, 2011
Rattle Kattle wrote:
So what with the medals....americans need to quit living in the past.
All this hero worship is enough to make someone sick.
If anyone did anything heroic...they know it and that is all that is necessary.
Ah! you do understand! The point of this conversation is really simple. The real heros never ever mention it. It's us that need to thank them, they never ask for anything, they did their job without reservation or hesitation. So you see we aren't living in the past, were are living in present. The time is now to thank those that we may have forgotten about. You know the ones that (WROTE THE CHECK TO DEFEND YOU AT ALL COST INCLUDING THIER LIVES AND FIRGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM) so you see this is the present and not the past. Thank you John and all the service people.
Dutchess

East Amherst, NY

#16 Mar 17, 2011
Rattle Kattle - it's obvious you never served! Thank God! With your attitude, you'd have made a terrible warrior. You should thank God every day that so many men and women served, died for their country so you could live free. AND, you have the nerve to sit at your computer and write CRAP. Shame on you!!

Thanks, John. I have read all of your stories, enjoyed them and look forward to the next one.

God bless all that served and are serving now.
VET

Fredonia, NY

#17 Mar 17, 2011
Rattle Kattle wrote:
So what with the medals....americans need to quit living in the past.
All this hero worship is enough to make someone sick.
If anyone did anything heroic...they know it and that is all that is necessary.
Feel free to have all my medals......as long as you get them the same way I did. I NEVER did anything expecting gratitude or a medal from you or anyone else.
joe white

Fredonia, NY

#18 Mar 17, 2011
Rattle Kattle wrote:
So what with the medals....americans need to quit living in the past.
All this hero worship is enough to make someone sick.
If anyone did anything heroic...they know it and that is all that is necessary.
it's not about medals or living in the past,or hero worship i say. anyone who puts on a uniform military or civil deserves recognition. even those that don't wear a uniform but perform admirable deeds are heroes in my mind. as far as you getting sick,pray tell should you need medical attention that the guy or gal that responds to your emergency see's no urgency in that response.
Not a Vet

United States

#19 Mar 17, 2011
VET wrote:
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Feel free to have all my medals......as long as you get them the same way I did. I NEVER did anything expecting gratitude or a medal from you or anyone else.
Thank you for your time served.I have the utmost respect for you and all vets as well as any military people.
joe white

Fredonia, NY

#20 Mar 17, 2011
Not a Vet wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you for your time served.I have the utmost respect for you and all vets as well as any military people.
and you sir are a hero in your own right for supporting those that serve,my hat is off to you and all that support our men and women in uniform.that support is all any of us ask. thanks!!!
VET

Fredonia, NY

#21 Mar 17, 2011
Not a Vet wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you for your time served.I have the utmost respect for you and all vets as well as any military people.
Thank you Sir, you are a good person indeed
local veteran

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#23 Apr 3, 2011
it is truly amazing the history that our area holds and that many people who until these stories have been published in the observer never knew. each week we get to go through one veterans time in life given their story on what really happened and what they had actually done and saw. Hollywood gave us their view of history in a way that sells tickets . our local veterans tell their stories the way history had been made by local people .These stories are our history, they belong to us and our area.The veterans and the writer ask for nothing,other then the satisfaction knowing that our area in time is given the real history of some local veteran telling in their eyes what really happened to them while serving. There are many stories left to be told that need to be told, lets hope that they never stop until all stories that want to be told are written .
joe white

Fredonia, NY

#24 Apr 3, 2011
local veteran wrote:
it is truly amazing the history that our area holds and that many people who until these stories have been published in the observer never knew. each week we get to go through one veterans time in life given their story on what really happened and what they had actually done and saw. Hollywood gave us their view of history in a way that sells tickets . our local veterans tell their stories the way history had been made by local people .These stories are our history, they belong to us and our area.The veterans and the writer ask for nothing,other then the satisfaction knowing that our area in time is given the real history of some local veteran telling in their eyes what really happened to them while serving. There are many stories left to be told that need to be told, lets hope that they never stop until all stories that want to be told are written .
well written sir,i agree 100%,thanks!
ABC

Youngstown, NY

#25 Apr 3, 2011
I have also enjoyed reading these peoples stories. Would be neat if they all were compiled into a paperback book and then sold in local establishments around town. Maybe proceedes could go to the LighHouse or other local historical organization.

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