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Hometown Heroes program celebrates Milltown residents who served in military

Residents of Milltown filled the Veteran's Memorial Pavillion to honor those who served for Memorial Day.

Chris Keating

May 29, 2023, 9:54 PM

Updated 390 days ago

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Milltown held a special ceremony for some of their own who served in the military.
Residents of Milltown filled the Veteran's Memorial Pavillion to honor those who served for Memorial Day.
Their Hometown Heroes program puts 13 banners with the faces of those who are from their hometown and will go up in town.
Matthew Yacovino, 98, served two years in combat during World War II as a bombardier.
"Our job was to find German subs and ships and try to sink them of course," Yacovino said.
He says the scars from the loss of friends continue to move him.
"There were a lot of us that did not return to our squad," Yacovino said.
Dorothy Jensen Blanchard, who recently turned 100, joined the Navy in 1953 and she served during World War II.
While she could not attend, her daughter Linda was there for her.
"Of everything she did in her life, the military was her greatest joy," Linda says.
The American Legion revealed Blanchard's dress whites, her uniform that had been refurbished and now hangs with pride.
Yacovino says he is leaving Tuesday to visit Normandy.


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