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  1. Former Fort Devens commander Col. (Ret.) Forest Rittgers Jr. to speak at museumRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | Nashoba Publishing Online

    Col. Forest S. Rittgers Jr., commander of Fort Devens from 1975 to 1979, reminisces about his years at this Army installation in a program at Fort Devens Museum on Saturday, July 18, starting at 1 p.m. Here's a opportunity for the many people in this area who trained, worked or lived at Fort Devens during the tenure of this respected and well liked commander to meet him once again and hold something of a reunion at the museum. And it's an opportunity for area residents generally to hear how this Army base worked through some troubled years for America, following the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975 as the close of the Vietnam War.

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  2. James M. Snyder, 86Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | IBerkshires

    ... N.J. He was a longtime resident of Williamstown. An Army veteran, he attended its Intelligence School at Fort Devens and served in the 332nd Communications Reconnaissance Company in Hof, Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1954 with the rank of ...

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  3. Former Devens commander to speak at MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Lowell Sun

    Col. Forest S. Rittgers Jr., commander of Fort Devens from 1975 to 1979, reminisces about his years at this Army installation in a program at Fort Devens Museum on Saturday, July 18, starting at 1 p.m. It's an opportunity for area residents to hear how the Army base worked through some troubled years for America, following the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, as the close of the Vietnam War. Col. Rittgers served in the early days of the Vietnam War as a senior advisor to the South Vietnamese 47th Separate Regiment.

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  4. Devens Red CrossRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Harvard Hillside

    ... of the building. "The former American Red Cross building housed essential support staff to our troops at Fort Devens, but has recently been inactive," said Marty Jones, MassDevelopment president and CEO. "MassDevelopment is pleased to support Anne ...

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  5. Devens' Red Cross Building now health, wellness centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Nashoba Publishing Online

    ... of the building. "The former American Red Cross building housed essential support staff to our troops at Fort Devens, but has recently been inactive," said Marty Jones, MassDevelopment President and CEO. "MassDevelopment is pleased to support Anne ...

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  6. Former Fort Devens commander to speak at museumRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | The Item Extra

    Retired Col. Forest S. Rittgers Jr., commander of Fort Devens from 1975 to 1979, will reminisce about his years at the Army installation in a program at Fort Devens Museum at 1 p.m. July 18. He will talk about how Fort Devens worked through some troubled years for the United States, after the fall of Saigon in 1975 at the close of the Vietnam War.

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  7. Devens' Red CrossRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Nashoba Publishing Online

    ... of the building. "The former American Red Cross building housed essential support staff to our troops at Fort Devens, but has recently been inactive," said Marty Jones, MassDevelopment President and CEO. "MassDevelopment is pleased to support Anne ...

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  8. Korean War vet spent 1,026 days in enemy custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    ... and skiing. As the calendar turned to a new decade, Reel - now a corporal - found himself back stateside at Fort Devens in Massachusetts and Fort Drum, formerly Pine Camp, in New York. Reel was training National Guardsmen while waiting for his ...

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  9. She got a charge out of test-driving carsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    ... SUN/JOHN LOVE Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. Atop a rolling hill at the former Fort Devens, Marc Huaman, who was sitting in the back seat of a BMW i3 that I was test-driving Tuesday, told me to step off the gas pedal. ...

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  10. Reporter gets firsthand look at electric rideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    ... and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. Atop a rolling hill at the former Fort Devens, Marc Huaman, who was sitting in the back seat of BMW i3 that I was test-driving on Tuesday, told me to step off the gas pedal. ...

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  11. She got a charge out of test-driving carsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    Atop a rolling hill at the former Fort Devens, Marc Huaman, who was sitting in the back seat of a BMW i3 that I was test-driving Tuesday, told me to step off the gas pedal. The car immediately slowed and, in a few seconds, came to a stop in the middle of the roadway -- still facing downhill.

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  12. A day to 'to remember those who gave their lives'Read the original story

    May 29, 2015 | Ayer Public Spirit

    ... and became a national holiday in 1971. Participants included the impeccably uniformed Marine color guard from Fort Devens, the plaid-kilted Westford Firefighters' Pipe and Drum ensemble in colorful highland regalia and Page Hilltop student flag ...

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  13. A day to 'to remember those who gave their lives'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Nashoba Publishing Online

    ... and became a national holiday in 1971. Participants included the impeccably uniformed Marine color guard from Fort Devens, the plaid-kilted Westford Firefighters' Pipe and Drum ensemble in colorful highland regalia and Page Hilltop student flag ...

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  14. Almost 70 years later, son presents his mother with her Army medalsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2015 | The Jersey Journal

    ... a lot of opportunities for black women, so she took a chance and joined," her son said. She was trained at Fort Devens in Massachusetts, one of the first training centers for the Women's Army Corps. Then she moved up to Fort Dix, where her job was ...

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  15. Memorial Day: The loneliness of the funeral officerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    ... done nothing. Many years ago, that notion hit home during my Army service. I was stationed at the now-defunct Fort Devens, outside of Boston. As the base closed, veterans' services were cut. One of the first to go was the funeral detail, an on-call ...

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  16. Memorial Day Parade Marches MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2015 | The Groton Line

    ... the parade. "Our Grand Marshal and primary speaker this year is U.S. Army LtCol Steven Egan, Post Commander of Fort Devens. We will be joined at the Cemetery again this year by the Granite Statesmen Barbershop Chorus , 12-time Northeast District ...

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  17. Peter MakuchRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 | Watertown Daily Times

    ... the recipient of two Purple Hearts and three Bronze Campaign Stars. Upon returning stateside, Peter was sent to Fort Devens for reassignment, then to Fort Jay and assigned MP duty at the prison on Governors Island. He was honorably discharged from ...

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  18. Andrew Bernard Sr.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2015 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... being honorably discharged in 1945, he embarked on a nearly 35-year career as a civilian missile inspector at Fort Devens, retiring in 1973. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, the American Legion Post #96, and the Catholic Golden Age ...

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  19. Fort Huachuca bids farewell to Morse code trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | The United States Army

    ... In a memo signed April 5, 1985, the Army became the executive agency for conducting the Morse code course on Fort Devens, Massachusetts. A few years later, Fort Devens consolidated Morse code training into a joint learning environment by providing ...

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  20. Dan Shaughnessy to speak at Devens museum fundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy will speak about sports and the nature of his job at a fundraiser for the Fort Devens Museum on Monday evening. Shaughnessy, a Groton native, is expected to discuss the disappointing end to the Bruins season and the start of the Red Sox slate.

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