06/02/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Organizers at a fund-raising event last year are (from left) Mary and Jimbo Theinert with Chrys and Frank Kestler. The event was a chance to update Islanders on progress on the Strongpoint Theinert Ranch.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Organizers at a fund-raising event last year are (from left) Mary and Jimbo Theinert with Chrys and Frank Kestler. The event was a chance to update Islanders on progress on the Strongpoint Theinert Ranch.

“I don’t want another mother to be in my position,” Chrys Kestler said, recalling her horror on hearing the news on June 4, 2010, that her 24-year-old son, 1st Lieutenant Joseph Theinert had been killed in action in Afghanistan. (more…)

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05/28/17 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Dave Clark, commander of the American Legion Mitchell Post 281 at the Legion Hall.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Dave Clark, commander of the American Legion Mitchell Post 281 at the Legion Hall.

Dave Clark, commander of the American Legion Mitchell Post 281, has conflicted feelings about his service in the Marines, especially the months he spent in Beirut getting shot at.

But he is very clear about whose military service should be remembered on Memorial Day, and it’s not his.

“It’s a time to think of men and women who gave their lives, to reach out to their families and give them a hug,” Dave said. (more…)