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Cristobal 'Cris' Melendez

With a great sense of loss, we announce the passing of Cristobal "Cris" Melendez, age 96, of Spring Hill, Tennesse, on Jan. 15, 2022. His death follows that of his wife of 74 years, Josephine Melendez. Cris, affectionately known as Abuelo or ‘Belo, is remembered for his unending sense of duty to our country and his devotion to his family. Cris served in the Korean conflict in 1950 as a member of the US Army, 65th Infantry Regiment, “Borinqueneers.” This distinguished but segregated unit was comprised of poor, honorable Puerto Rican men who volunteered to fight for a nation that did not recognize them as equals, even on the battlefield. Cristobal served with honor, courage, and a deep sense of loyalty to his fellow soldiers, regardless of ethnicity or color of their skin. He was awarded the Bronze Star for valor in combat after rescuing his wounded commanding officer during a heated battle and received additional Oak Leaf clusters in battle.
SPRING HILL, TN
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Staten Island obituaries for Jan. 24, 2022

The following is a roundup of obituaries published on SILive.com. Viewing times and guestbooks can be found here. Helen Smaldone, 99, who loved being around people from the front stoop in Brooklyn to the front yards on Regis Drive, meeting friends every day for years at the Staten Island Mall for breakfast, and later in life being known as the most famous grandma in Old Bridge where she became everyone’s ‘GRAM,’ died Jan. 21, 2022.
STATEN ISLAND, NY
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Michael Sikora

Michael “Mike” Joseph Sikora passed away on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. He was born in Antigo on Nov. 27, 1944, to Frank and Eleanor Sikora (nee Stolzman). He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Rosalie Fleischman, and brother, Robert Sikora. Mike attended St. Hyacinth Catholic School...
ANTIGO, WI
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Danziger Draws

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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Jeff Danziger's editorial cartoon

(EDITORS: This editorial cartoon is included as part of your Washington Post News Service subscription.) Editorial cartoonist Jeff Danziger is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published 12 books of cartoons and one novel. His most recent book, "In Mob We Trust," is a collection of editorial cartoons from the Trump years, and his Vietnam War memoir, "Lieutenant Dangerous," was released on July 4.
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Dog tags belonging to WWII veteran from NC found in Italy

RALEIGH, N.C. — Raleigh residents and social media sleuths are working to solve a mystery and return World War II dog tags found in Tuscany, Italy, to their rightful owner in Raleigh – or to any surviving family. It began when Luca Gattel, a metal detector from Italy,...
RALEIGH, NC

Staten Island obituaries for Jan. 21, 2022

The following is a roundup of obituaries published on SILive.com. Viewing times and guestbooks can be found here. Matthew G. Caputo, 98, who served his country in WW II in the US Army and was awarded The Bronze Star and The Purple Heart, and who worked for Marine Aviation (S.I. Ferries) and retired in 1985, died Jan.16, 2022.
STATEN ISLAND, NY

Surviving family of Raleigh veteran reunited with WWII dog tags after nearly 80 years

Raleigh, N.C. — World War II dog tags from the 1940s found near a historic battle site in Tuscany, Italy will soon be returned to a veteran's family in North Carolina. It began when Luca Gattel, a metal detector from Italy, found military dog tags with the name Thomas L. Vaughn, Jr. The address on the tags links to an Evelyn Vaughn in the Cameron Court Apartments, which still stand in Raleigh today.
RALEIGH, NC

OBITUARY: Cristobal (Cris) Melendez

With a great sense of loss, we announce the passing of Cristobal (Cris) Melendez, age 96 of Spring Hill, TN, on January 15, 2022. His death follows that of his wife of 74 years, Josephine Melendez. Cris, affectionately known as Abuelo or ‘Belo, is remembered for his unending sense of...
SPRING HILL, TN
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