A celebration of life service for Lt. Cmdr. W.L. "Babe" Crouch, who died Nov. 17, 2016, was to be held Saturday in Hangar Bay 2 of the Lexington Museum on the Bay. "We worked on the Lexington for many years, so it's fitting to have his program on board," said his wife, retired Lt. Cmdr. Suzy Williams. "When I asked them if it would be all right, the people from the Lex were quick to say yes."
Civil War letters written by soldiers from the 83rd Pennsylvania Regiment to loved ones range in content from exciting to mundane. Their thoughts, beliefs and fears are captured in about 200 letters the Historical Society of Erie County purchased in July that were included in a collection of 83rd Pennsylvania Regiment Civil War artifacts belonging to Mentor, Ohio, resident Ted Karle.
Wahiawa’s Hongwanji Mission on Thursday was transported back to a darker time for Hawaii’s Japanese — the days and months after Dec. 7, 1941, when suspicion hung heavily on those with ancestral ties to the nation that had just become America’s enemy.
A return to the gridiron awaits Sgt. Ryan Moldovan on Saturday for the US Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Moldovan is a special mentor to the teams and the bands after winning the Army Reserve Drill Sergeant of the Year competition this past September.