CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
William G. Dickerson, in the kitchen of his home on Menantic Creek, where he has lived since 1950.
William Dickerson, at 92, is the oldest male harelegger on Shelter Island, and a veteran of World War II. He served in the invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge, receiving a Purple Heart. The State of New York, France and the United States Congress have recognized his valor. (more…)
COURTESY HOWARD JACKSON
Howard Jackson’s military identification card from 1944 when he was 19.
It took months and covered continents.
Beginning in southern Italy, the voyage moved through Egypt, North Africa, Newfoundland, Connecticut, Texas, through eight more states until the long homecoming ended at the front door of a house in the Nassau County town of Hewlett. (more…)