Facchine To Speak About DuBois Area War Heroes

November 01, 2003 at 9:05 PM

          November always marks the observance of Veterans Day. The DuBois Area Historical Society will continues its November tradition of featuring a program related to veterans on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the E.D. Reitz Museum, 30 W. Long Ave., DuBois. The meeting is free and open to the public.

          DuBois Area Historical Society President Evo Facchine will be the guest speaker. His topic is “Charles and Donald McDonald, World War II Heroes.”

          Facchine will relate the stories of the McDonald brothers, Charles who served in the U.S. Navy and became one of the most decorated sailors of World War II, and Donald, who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

          Facchine has researched many veterans from DuBois and the surrounding area, who served during World War II. The Courier-Express/Tri-County Sunday ran a series of articles that he wrote about the veterans.

           One of the original organizers of the DuBois Area Historical Society, Facchine has served the Society in several capacities, including being the Society’s first treasurer. He has served as president for the past year and is standing fro reelection for a two-year term.

           Over twenty members and guests attended the Society’s October meeting. Jim Sterrett of Brockway provided an “Introduction to Genealogy.”  Sterrett focused on tips for beginners, research methods, and offered many interesting anecdotes about researching family history.

            Facchine’s program will be the last for 2003. Speakers for 2004 programs include:  Feb. 12, Eric Rensel, “Parker Dam Tea and Talk”; March 16, Sue Raspatello, “The History of the Red Hat Society; April 21, Tom Schott,  “The Washington, D.C., World War II Memorial, A Personnel Connection; and May 26, Galen Kilmer, “DuBois Area High School Local History Projects.”  All of these programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in the E.D. Reitz Museum and are free and open to the public.

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