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July 22, 2000
Erin Park HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Honoring local Korean War veterans, a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the start of the war is on display at the Burbank Central Library. Assembled by members of the Gen. Richard Gridley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the display includes materials from the commemoration committee organized by the U.S. Department of Defense. Flags, posters, bookmarks, historical fact sheets, quarterly newsletters, certificates and other memorabilia are on public view.
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By Christopher Cadelago | November 12, 2009
About 75 community members and war veterans fanned out across Bob Hope Airport, searching for loose debris that pose a safety threat to aircraft. Dressed in black T-shirts, volunteers and airport staff walked one mile shoulder-to-shoulder in horizontal lines. Airport officials invited a dozen war veterans from the three Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority member cities to lead walkers down the runway. Bob Hope’s Federal Security Director Brian Cahill, who recently returned from Baghdad in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, along with Bob Gilliland, who flew the first test flight of Lockheed’s SR-71 Blackbird Dec. 22, 1964, and served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War, led the group.
NEWS
March 13, 2004
Booth O. Shaw Booth O. Shaw, 69, died March 1, 2004, in Burbank. He was born Feb. 11, 1935, in Blytheville, Ark., and was a longtime Burbank resident. He was a Korean War veteran, and a member of American Legion Post 381 and Burbank Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife, Connie; a son, Michael; daughters, Lynda and Kathy; and seven grandchildren. Services were Tuesday. Florice Brazley Green Florice Brazley Green, 86, died March 9, 2004, in Burbank.
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September 12, 2001
In the first few hours following the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., members of Burbank's community told us their reactions upon hearing the news. "I couldn't believe it. In some ways it's worse than Pearl Harbor." -- R.C. "Chappy" Czapiewski, 72, North Hollywood. "I was sick to my stomach. I was so sad." -- Jo Ann Johnson, 49, of Burbank, who was sent home from her job in North Hollywood. "It's incredible. I never thought I'd live to see something like this."
NEWS
May 24, 2003
Tim Willert For Vietnam War veteran Mickey DePalo, Monday's Memorial Day Ceremony at McCambridge Park is a time to remember those who risked life and limb serving their country. "Given the state of the world today, I think people are a lot more aware of what this holiday is all about," said DePalo, who is chairman of the city's Veterans Commemorative Committee. "I think we need to be there to pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives, as well as the men and women who proudly returned."
NEWS
September 7, 2002
RALPH J. PEPE JR. Ralph J. Pepe Jr., 67, died Aug. 28, 2002, in Burbank. Born Sept. 22, 1934, in Linden, N.J., he was a Burbank resident for 37 years. He was a retired worker for the City of Burbank. He was also a veteran of the Korean War. He was involved in the Veterans of Foreign Wars 8310, Chapter 40 of the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion Post 150 and the Italian Federation of St. Finbar. Funeral services, which are pending, will be in Adel, Iowa.
NEWS
May 27, 2000
Amber Willard NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Michael Camerieri said he was acting on instinct when he grabbed handfuls of grenades and rushed into a minefield to defend an ambushed American squad during the Korean War. Now, almost a half century after that March day in 1951, his son Joseph is making a film to commemorate that selfless act and his father's other wartime experiences. Joseph Camerieri, who lives in Burbank, is also trying to have his father awarded a Silver Star, a medal reserved for those who go beyond the call of duty.
NEWS
November 15, 2008
On Nov. 11, many residents of Glendale and Burbank paused to honor veterans. It was a day to reflect ? and in more ways than one. As locations around the area, including Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills and McCambridge Park, put on ceremonies to honor former servicemen and women, many of the veterans in attendance came from an era that is fast becoming a distant memory. The Greatest Generation ? a term coined by journalist Tom Brokaw, and now a common expression for the Americans who braved the Great Depression and fought in World War II ?
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December 6, 2003
Jackson Bell For Amanda Reinhold, it took six days and more than 2,500 miles to learn about national leadership. Reinhold was among 212 middle school students from across the U.S. who traveled to Washington, D.C., last month and toured monuments, attended workshops and met with legislators. The Jordan Middle School seventh-grader was nominated to participate in the People-to-People Student Ambassadors Program, which sends students to various international and domestic locations to learn about leadership, culture and government.
NEWS
March 29, 2003
LUELLA COUNTS Luella Counts, 86, died March 22, 2003, in Burbank. Born in Missouri, she lived in Burbank for 23 years. Mrs. Counts is survived by her son, Jerry; and one granddaughter. The viewing is at 11 a.m. and the service is at noon today at the Magnolia Park United Methodist Church, 2828 W. Magnolia Blvd. HELEN M. GEORGINO Helen M. Georgino, 85, died March 23, 2003, in Burbank. Born May 15, 1917, in Eve, Penn., she was a 42-year resident of Burbank.
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By Christopher Cadelago | November 12, 2009
About 75 community members and war veterans fanned out across Bob Hope Airport, searching for loose debris that pose a safety threat to aircraft. Dressed in black T-shirts, volunteers and airport staff walked one mile shoulder-to-shoulder in horizontal lines. Airport officials invited a dozen war veterans from the three Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority member cities to lead walkers down the runway. Bob Hope’s Federal Security Director Brian Cahill, who recently returned from Baghdad in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, along with Bob Gilliland, who flew the first test flight of Lockheed’s SR-71 Blackbird Dec. 22, 1964, and served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War, led the group.
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By Zain Shauk | December 15, 2008
For 80-year-old Korean War veteran Ray Ackerman, Tuesday’s Veterans Day ceremony at McCambridge Park wasn’t as much about others remembering his service as it was about his being proud of it. “I love the military,” the retired Army corporal said as he listened to the Burbank Community Band play an armed forces medley. “I’m very proud of being in the uniform.” With the memorial going on across the street from his apartment, the retired corporal donned his complete Army dress uniform for the event.
NEWS
November 15, 2008
On Nov. 11, many residents of Glendale and Burbank paused to honor veterans. It was a day to reflect ? and in more ways than one. As locations around the area, including Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills and McCambridge Park, put on ceremonies to honor former servicemen and women, many of the veterans in attendance came from an era that is fast becoming a distant memory. The Greatest Generation ? a term coined by journalist Tom Brokaw, and now a common expression for the Americans who braved the Great Depression and fought in World War II ?
SPORTS
By JEFF TULLY | November 15, 2008
There is a small group of dedicated individuals who risk their lives to keep the rest of us safe and our way of life secure. They are called police officers. There is another small group who dedicate their lives, put in countless hours and often sacrifice their own personal pleasures to help develop, nurture and teach our most precious resource — our children. They are called coaches. Rarest still is the individual who will give much of his or her life to be a part of both groups.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | November 14, 2007
BURBANK — Interwoven tales of heroism, loss and respect unfolded Monday as Burbank honored its veterans during a ceremony in McCambridge Park. “People tend to forget what a veteran is,” said Ralph Walker, a Marine who served in the Vietnam War. “One in four homeless people in Downtown [Los Angeles] are veterans, and we forget about them. Today, we try to let them know they are not forgotten.” The ceremony included a flyover of restored World War II aircraft flown by a group called the Condor Squadron, speeches by elected officials and the swapping of tales from veterans who crowded the park on a day many had off from work and school.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | October 27, 2007
BURBANK ? In 1961, eight years after major fighting ended on the Korean peninsula, a small harbor city established relations with Burbank. Incheon, on the western shores of South Korea about 24 miles southwest of the capital, Seoul, was once roughly the same size of Burbank. ?It had one airport, and they were very interested in learning English, so we sent some textbooks over there,? Mayor Marsha Ramos said. ?Soon after, we became sister cities.? Ramos and City Manager Mary Alvord just returned from the International Sister Cities Conference in the now bustling metropolis of Korea?
NEWS
May 30, 2007
Burbank Mayor Marsha Ramos was stunned on Monday after hearing terrible news. "We have another Gold Star mother in our midst," she said upon hearing about the death of U.S. Army Spec. Coty Phelps, 20, whose mother, Jan Kempton, lives in Burbank. Phelps, of Arizona, died on May 17 when a makeshift bomb detonated near his vehicle in Iskandariyah, a town in central Iraq. For Ramos, and others in the crowd of more than 300 people who came to the Memorial Day ceremony at McCambridge Park on Monday, the loss brought home the reality of the sacrifice they all came to honor.
FEATURES
By Chris Wiebe | May 26, 2007
MAGNOLIA PARK DISTRICT — When retired Army Capt. Samuel Rosker received his bronze star medal, it was in a beat-up cardboard box. It had jumped between six or seven U.S. post offices, chasing him from military base to military base in the wake of his service in the Korean War. The star was awarded for his outstanding performance as an artilleryman, highlighting a particular battle when he manned the main line of resistance against a...
NEWS
May 26, 2007
Some disrespect shown to memorial I am proud to have made my home in Burbank for the past 30 years. Each day I walk past the memorials that pay respect to those who paid the supreme sacrifice in service to our great nation. I am sorry to say that these memorials are being used by skateboarders and other types of disrespect. Also, weeds are growing between the bricks in the area of the "Eternal Flame" (in McCambridge Park) where the park abuts San Fernando Road. We are paying those working in the park very good wages, benefits, insurance and retirement packages.
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