Saturday, May 12, 2018

"The Odyssey of Echo Company" Captures SMA Award

Writer Doug Stanton was recognized by the Society of Midland Authors at their annual banquet on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, when they presented him with their 2018 Best Adult Nonfiction  award.
His book on the "1968 Tet offensive and the epic battle to survive the Vietnam War" is available in the collection of the Niles-Maine District Library on the 3rd floor at 959.70434 S792. SMA President Thomas Frisbie  presided and author-journalist Mary Wisniewski served as  Master of Ceremonies for the Society's 2018 Book Awards in recognition of best books published in 2017.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tuskeegee Airman Virgil Poole of Glenwood Needs Help

A follower of this blog has sent this link to the Channel Five story describing the war hero's plight as he faces foreclosure on his home in Glenwood, Illinois.

He also pointed out this link to a community appeal to help Mr. Poole.

Mr. Poole is a member of the Chicago "DODO" Chapter of the Tuskeegee Airmen.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Free Helpful Planning Guide for Veterans and Their Families

A follower of this blog and wife of a Vietnam Veteran commended this free, detailed, 52-page publication for veterans in their last chapter in this world and for families preparing  a funeral with military honors.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Rudolph Hazucha, Rest In Peace

World War II veteran and first President of the Niles Public Library District Board, Mr. Rudolph Hazucha, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, at the age of 98. He and his surviving wife, Winifred, were the founding couple of the Niles Public Library. His Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 at 1:30pm in Elgin. His obituary can be read at .


Upcoming Thursday Trips to Midwest Veterans Closet in North Chicago

The Evanston Vet Center at 1901 Howard St, Evanston, IL 60202,  (847) 332-1019,
 has announced a  partnership with the Closet, located at 2323 Green Bay Rd, North Chicago, IL 60064, (847) 354-2108 whereby every Thursday at 11:15am, as of March 22, a van will leave the Center to visit the Closet. This program make it easier for veterans in need to obtain essentials. The newly released flyer appears below.