A little bit about a few of the many Armed Forces Veterans from our town.
Local artist John Crossman, according to local lore, wanted to make a direct contribution to a number of our returning heroes from WWII, so he painted portraits of them and gave them as gifts to the veterans.
Click any image to enlarge and see names, and then use the arrows to scroll left-right through the gallery.
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Unknown Person – Not sure if a Veteran or not
“Tinker” Meads, on a Navy cruise meets Jim Owens in Trieste in 1948 just after WWII.
Jim Pettingill -1942, Jackson, Miss.
Jim Pettingill at Shore
2 Service Couples
For some graduates, war intervened - April 29, 2001 Article
Veterans Receiving Diplomas - 2001
Unknown Veteran photo
Herbert Stewart - Individual Photo
Fran Bee - Individual Photo
Frank Higgins - Individual Photo
Herbert Fuller - Individual Photo
Grover Chandler - Individual Photo
Company G, 17th Infantry, Mass. State Guard - Camp Augustus P. Gardner - Framingham, MA
Robert Harrar Lake
Homer Sewall, Jr.
Robert Weller Sparrow
Richard Hartwell Sewall
Eldredge E. Sparrow
Raymond J. Nichols
Kenneth R. Eldredge
John D. Anthony, Jr.
Delbert M. Johnson, Jr.
Joseph B. Higgins
Freeman A. Sherman – Acting Master’s Mate – U.S. Navy