Friday, May 27, 2011
Honor Memorial Day with a silent parade through Woodridge.
Honor those who have died in service to our country with a silent parade in Woodridge Monday morning. The parade will line up at Fire Station 2 of the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department at 8:30 a.m. and start at 9 a.m. It will then proceed north on Woodridge Drive, then east on Center Drive to Memorial Park Woodridge VFW Post 1578 and the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department are sponsoring the parade. The VFW post has invited all veterans, regardless of branch of service, age, or duty to march along. The parade will silent and solemn.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
This week, enjoy pancakes, woodworking, spaghetti, books and college. Pick and choose from an array of events.
Each Wednesday, we’ll assemble a list of kid-friendly activities and new places for you to try out with your kids this week. We know your time is limited and precious, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable driving distance. But we want you to help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you! FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The World War II veteran recalls his ship being torpedoed in the Pacific Ocean.
Steve Dybas spent more than three years in the Army, serving 26 months overseas in the Pacific. His most harrowing experience came when the Cape San Juan, a freighter he was a passenger on, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on Nov. 11, 1943. "We ended up in the water in a raft," Dybas said. "We got in them and we stayed there in the rafts for about two-and-a-half days. And we got picked up by this destroyer — U.S.S. McCalla." About 1,200 men were rescued. Dybas said three men from his company were lost. He said they had been on their way to Australia when the transport sunk. His company's final destination was the Phillippines for the Battle of Luzon. Dybas said Veterans Day is a chance for him to reminisce with others who served. He …
Don Young, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1578, served on swift boats in Vietnam.
Don Young joined the Navy in 1964 and volunteered to go to Vietnam in 1966. His crew opened a base in Quin Yon and was put on swift boats. "When I first got there," Young said. "Being that it was a new base, we saw a lot of stuff happening. And the first year there, we pretty much stopped a lot of the infiltration because that was our job (as a swift boat crew). We stopped infiltration of arms, food and actually payroll. That was our job to stop that." He spent almost 20 months there. "In my platoon, we never lost anybody in our crew," Young said. "I left our base on December 10, 1967,and they hit our base on the 13th. And there were quite a few guys who got killed on the base there." Young is a member of the Woodridge Veterans of Foreign…