RICHARD LOMUSICO PHOTO
Islanders enjoying dinner at the Legion Hall.
I was treated to a very special dinner at the Legion Hall last Monday. A few people from the Senior Center were going and Director Laurie Fanelli asked if I would like to go along.
I was not expecting much, having spent most of my working life eating institutional food at boarding schools. Boy, was I surprised!
COURTESY PHOTO A photo of World War II infantry veteran Gerald Landers Sullivan during his service.
“The bigger guys were always in front of me,” is how a very humble World War II infantry veteran describes getting through the invasion of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
I spoke with 95-year-old Gerald Landers Sullivan at his home on Thomas Street last week on a rainy day in front of a cozy fire. (more…)