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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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 ?
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.
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.