WEYMOUTH — The Veterans Day celebration in Weymouth kicked off with a wreath being placed at the Korean War memorial in Jackson Square before the parade started. Weymouth has had five men who were awarded the Medal of Honor. It was a big day as Weymouth also continued its celebration of the community’s 400th anniversary. The celebration included local groups and a parade of cars. All photos by Bill Brett

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MALDEN — Family and friends and a number of representatives from veterans groups and military organizations gathered on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 to honor to Corporal Joseph J. Puopolo, a Korean War veteran from East Boston, who went missing and later was reported to have died in a prisoner of war camp. Corporal Puopolo, a 19-year-old Army soldier, was a member of C Battery, 38th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division Artillery, 8th U.S. Army,…

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SEAPORT — More than 500 guests attended the 20th annual Leave No One Behind gala that was held at the Westin Boston Seaport. The evening honored James Carmody, former general manager of the Seaport Boston hotel. The event’s emcee was Matt Noyes, chief meteorologist of NBC Boston and NECN. For more on the New England Center and Home for Veterans, click here. All photos by Bill Brett

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NORWOOD — Anthony Grasso was a private in the US Army in Europe when in 1944 a howitzer shell hit the area along the German-Belgium border where he was with 1st Lt. Frank DuBose. The lieutenant saved Grasso’s life. In 2021, Mr. Grasso, now 97 years old, was able to pay back Lt. DuBose’s efforts by visiting DuBose’s grave in South Carolina, an effort made possible through a GoFundMe campaign that raised nearly $7,000. We’ll…

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DORCHESTER — More than 500 guests attended the IBEW Local 103’s 4th annual Fall fundraiser, Brotherhood of the Fallen, to remember those who lost their lives in service to the our country. The event was held at the union’s hall in Dorchester and featured former Boston Police commissioner Bill Bratton as guest speaker and Fox 25’s Kerry Kavanaugh as the emcee. Cambridge Police Deputy Superintendent Pauline Wells sang the national anthem. All photos by Bill…

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