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New England News
6:30 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Ground Traffic A Concern For Air Show Organizers

U.S. Air Force

What organizers say will be one of the largest air shows in the country will be held later this summer in western Massachusetts.  The  “ Great  New England Air Show”  is being staged at the Westover Air Force Reserve Base at a time when the facility’s future is clouded by proposed Pentagon budget cuts.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports

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New England News
6:15 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

World War II Vet Receives French Legion Of Honor

A luncheon in Springfield MA honored WW-II veteran Joseph Della Guistina with the French Legion of Honor

A World War Two veteran from western Massachusetts was honored Friday by the government of France for his role in liberating the country.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.


            Joseph Della Giustina landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, a day after his  21st birthday. He fought throughout France to liberate the country from the Nazis. For his sacrifice and courage he was  awarded the French Legion of Honor, the country’s highest decoration.

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