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VOL. 2/ISSUE 47 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 201435 cents 1 Floridians have a chance to honor service members and veterans into perpetuity at the State Capi order. in Tallahassee. recipients. Therere already bricks in the courtyard a brick. each to keep. Haynes said donors can pur-Veterans Council hears about Walk of Honor Patrick McCallisterFOR VETERAN VOICEpatrick.firstname.lastname@example.orgSee WALK page 4 BREAKING NEWS: St. Lucie County is site of new veterans nursing home (see Page 4)
2 SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE make no mistake retired Air needed at that time. dier. entry. enemy couldnt retrieve it. nucci. escorted him south to an Italian tisans subsisted on very scant rahe said. killed. nucci said. Citation. side. stayed in horse stalls until the -Vanishing breed veterans I can still hear the sound of his motor. No one ever shot at him Im not sure he was even military, but he was prompt. People would gather chairs together, and we sat there and laughed. Frank E. Antonucci, recalling an eccentric enemy pilot in Korea So she gave me a cup, and wow! It was vodka. They were laughing, but I was dying. Ive never drunk any vodka since then. Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Frank E. Antonucci, recalling time spent with Mary KemperSTAFF WRITERmkemper@veteranvoiceweekly.comSee WARS page 3 Army and Air Force veteran of four wars Frank E. Antonucci, seen here at his home in St. Lucie West, holds a pistol he took from a German soldier whom he killed in World War II.
VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 3 the 1st th ly took him too seriously. dropped a bomb on my bunk I never missed another 5 oclock From the Korean War Antonucci many others. th next called to assist Allied oper1961. ist Republics had demanded that and West. th home.WARS from page 2 See WARS page 7 13673 Frannie 2014 VOTE For St. Lucie County Commissioner, District 4Hutchinson Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Frances Frannie Hutchinson, Rep., for St Lucie County Commissioner, District 4.
4 SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE chase as many miniature bricks Florida Veterans Memorial. Itll ture repairs to the three un Complex. He said there are pro jections that the delay can be 18 months to three years. said. Money raised by the brick sales the department assist veterans. also produces and distributes the idas veterans in Tallahassee. The To learn more about the foundation and ordering bricks to honor service members and veterans, call (850) 488-4181, or visit Recordings of the Florida Veterans Council meetings are available at anscouncil. Publisher Partner Tammy Raits Managing Editor Mary Kemper Patrick McCallister Graphic Designer 407-286-0807 (please note county in the subject line) (772) 204-2409 e Voice of Experience mendation to the Cabinet. Lucie County veterans service state veterans department execapprove a site-selection commit construct the next state veterans Ocala Star-Banner cabinet to nix Tradition. It quot ed Marion County Commission case they have any questions and ak said Marion decided to back veterans home and move onto Your Voice News & Views. Zalak said Marion hopes that Florida Veterans Council has and shoulders above everyone and the cabinet opted to send letters to the top 10 counties the responded. nications director and site-se intent. The site selection committee picked St. Lucie County by the veterans home became an issue That county ranked third. so-called economic ripple. The home. The Tradition Land Company donated about 28 acres to St. Lucie County to bolster its the Ave Maria development. The closest state veterans home to the Treasure Coast is the Al paid about 65 percent. Other Theres also a state veterans City. Florida Cabinet gives nod to build veterans home on Treasure Coast Patrick McCallisterFOR VETERAN VOICEpatrick.email@example.comWALK from page 1 Coast.
VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 5 14. event. Domenick Scarlato served in the U.S. Navy on active duty from 1944-48 and later in the Naval Reserve and National Guard. He holds a doctorate of education and because of his work in special education, has been involved in an advisory capacity while changes to national mental health care policies occurred over the last 50 years. He has been a St. Lucie West resident for 14 years. St. Lucie West vet on hand for Governors Veterans Service Award ceremony in Melbourne commandant of Domenick Scarlato, past commander were present at the mony, at a ceremo FOR VETERAN VOICE 13695
6 SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE nity. The detachment celebrated its 25th service in that quarter-century. chaplain Manny Carcel said. and Wreaths Across America ceremonies. The detachment also ricks Day parade. ribbon and medal to one cadet six units. hospital and hospice patients and less than six months to live. placed at the Ian T. Zook Memo 2004. said. We raised that money in just strates. up to the Marine Corps Semper come.Once a Marine, always a Marine local detachment excels at giving A funeral home will call us and ask if we can handle it, and we go from there. Manny Carcel, chaplain Jack Ivy 666 Detachment Marine Corps League, on military funerals Mary KemperSTAFF WRITERmkemper@veteranvoiceweekly.com
VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 7 in Antonuccis blood his mothcer in the Italian Army. airmen in his spare time. Then came a Harley-Davidson back-to-back storms that year ternuccis other children include nucci stays active. For his 90th intruders. Antonucci is also an active memand Korean War Veterans Chapter 106. trend. State employment dropped The states seasonally adjusted state hit its 49th consecutive a nearly three-year lull. The nations unemployment rate Statistical Area includes Martin and St. Lucie counties. While ly adjusted unemployment rate a not seasonally adjusted 6.9 perThe CareerSource Research Indian River and Okeechobee Lucie are tied at the unenviable top. jobs in every measured sector that Florida has added about some area economic-development Weve talked to several manuadjustment issues. That number Tesch. said. jobs. said. nomic recovery. He said member companies at Former Martin County Com said that the Martin County School District and Indian River Our best export in Martin sidered extremely important to local economic development and local economy. The unemployment rate is caldays are not counted in the people dont seek jobs. Employment edges downward; manufacturing might be declining on Treasure Coast Patrick McCallisterFOR VETERAN VOICEpatrick.firstname.lastname@example.org WARS from page 3 Tending the wounded: A Navy corpsmans tale enemy the Taliban. FOR VETERAN VOICE See CORPSMAN page 8
8 SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE does. until they could be returned to the est American hospital outside the protect themselves. The enemys Similar to the old television seshrapnel embedded in their bodcultural problem. nate blood as needed. It also had a Medical personnel turned in hospital. The suicide and alcoholism rates post-traumatic stress disorder. substance use behaviors can per(Source: U.S. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, 2012) Stars and Stripes 2014) St. Lucie and as a paramedic at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in South Florida. He has seen more loves his country. He truly is a HAVE A HERO TIP? Send your Hometown Hero tip to Kelly Jadon: Kelly Jadon is a graduate of Spring Arbor University and holds a degree in English with a concentration on poetry. She is a teacher, poet, and writer. Her book, To is now available. Find her online at CORPSMAN from page 7 poses for photos with serve, as a medic and paramedic.
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