Friday, December 7, 2012
About 3 p.m. CST on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was bombed. Dorothy Boldt, 91, reflects on her days as a real live "Rosie the Riveter."
Dorothy Boldt, 91, of New Lenox Township, has no memory of that actual day 71 years ago that the US Fleet was bombed and nearly 1,800 Americans died as a result of the attack. But she remembers that it changed her life forever. She married her husband, TL, in April 1942, and he enlisted. He left in October 1943. The couple would be separated for more than two years. He was a tech sergeant. From December 1944 through January 1945, "He fought in the Battle of the Bulge." It was on the Western Front of Belgium, France and Luxembourg. He didn't come home until after the war was over, she said. Living at the time in Pontiac, Boldt was having a hard time make ends meet on the salary she earned as a hair dresser. "I made about $10 a week. I was …
Friday, October 12, 2012
The first woman assigned to NATO HQ for southern Europe's land forces, Mona Costello served the Army with distinction in many capacities. Visitation will be Sunday and funeral services will be Monday in New Lenox.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Mona Elizabeth Costello, nee Boone — an accomplished U.S. Army veteran — died Oct. 9, 2012. She will be laid to rest at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood on Monday after a funeral Mass at St. Jude Catholic Church in New Lenox. Family will receive friends at the Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Rd., New Lenox 60451 on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 from 2 to 7 p.m. Funeral Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 with prayers at 9:30 a.m. to St. Jude Catholic Church, New Lenox for Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. She was born in Detroit on Sept. 23, 1952, to George and Joyce (Closson) Boone. She grew up in the Detroit area, graduating from Bloomfield Hills/Andover High School in 1970 and …
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Pfc. Marty McHenry, who went to school in New Lenox, had a welcome home part Saturday at Country Charm Restaurant.
Coming back home after four months in Iraq was a little sweeter for one local serviceman as he took a trip to his favorite restaurant, Country Charm in New Lenox. Pfc. Marty McHenry, originally from Manhattan, enjoyed breakfast at Country Charm Restaurant on Saturday with friends and members of Operation Welcome You Home. A motorcade from Joliet blared down Route 30, and a brief ceremony was held outside the restaurant, which is one of the things he missed most. Missed more than that, though, were the people he's been able to see since returning to the U.S. last week. "Just the contact with all your friends and family," McHenry said about what he missed. "Just being here is what I miss the most." McHenry, 26, went to St. Jude Catholic …