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Mayor Gunter to speak at MOAA meeting Saturday

Cape Coral Mayor John Gunter will be the speaker at the Saturday, April 10, breakfast meeting of the Cape Coral Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America.  He will speak about activities relative to Cape City Council concerns and the community.  A question-and-answer session ...

102-year-old Cypress Cove resident receives Bronze Star after a 77-year wait

“I guess I never realized how much it meant to me,” said 102-year-old Elmer Blair after receiving his Bronze Star medal nearly eight decades after he led his army platoon safely away from an attack by a German tank during the Arno Line Italian campaign. His 1944 act of bravery in battle ...

VFW chaplain visits island veteran

Recently, VFW Post #4353 Chaplin Richard Di Buono paid a visit to James Dolph, 97, a World War II Navy veteran who resides in St. James City on Pine Island. Dolph served on the USS Lacka-wanna (AO 40) in the Pacific refueling units involved in various operations. While vacationing in Florida ...

76th Iwo Jima Anniversary Ceremony held Sunday at Eco Park

One of the most famous battles that resulted in one of the most iconic images of the World War II era marked its 76th anniversary this week and was remembered at Cape Coral’s most prolific veteran honor area.  The 76th Iwo Jima Anniversary Ceremony took place this past Sunday at Eco Park in ...

Proud to serve

He's been with Breeze News-papers for 22 years but almost 70 years ago Richard Rush was serving his country during the Korean War in the Navy. Rush is a proud veteran. A native of Indiana, he moved to Lee County in April of 1998 and by August was working with Breeze News-papers in the ...

Southwest Florida Vietnam Veterans Memorial to be relocated to Eco Park

The Veterans Midpoint Memorial Charitable Trust Inc. announced today that plans are under way to move the Southwest Florida Vietnam Veterans Memorial, now located in Fort Myers, to the veterans area in Eco Park in Cape Coral. The memorial was originally dedicated in 2008 on McGregor ...

Lt. j.g. Webb-Martin serving aboard USS Halsey

EAST CHINA SEA -- Lt. j.g. Brittany Webb-Martin, from Cape Coral, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97), serves as officer of the deck (OOD). The U.S. Navy celebrates 245 years of unmatched combat power, presence, reach, flexibility, endurance and ...

Local combat wounded veterans recognized at Cultural Park Theater

On Saturday, Aug. 29, the Cultural Park Theater honored and recognized local combat wounded veterans from The Military Order of the Purple Heart during the theater's show. The program, sponsored by Carol Rae Cullinton of the Gunterberg Charitable Foundation, provided a venue for honoring combat ...