William J. Myers had to pay for the helmet he wore as a Marine during World War II. The 89-year-old South Philly man still recalls the price with a smile. He was charged $2.87.
Joe Hansbury already had a college scholarship locked up, but he wanted something more.
The reasons for the enduring popularity of the Dad Vail Regatta should be self-evident to anyone who has ever ventured to the banks of the Schuylkill River on the second weekend of May. With sleek shells slicing through the current on the strength of synchronized oarsmen in their colorful singlets, it’s a spectacular sight to behold.
Susan Friedman rattled off the names of the cities and states, each one farther away and more untouchable than the one that preceded it.
Alex Horanzy and his buddies had a late night on the town on Dec. 6, 1941. In fact, their night of revelry in Oahu, Hawaii, lasted well into the early hours of Dec. 7, 1941.
Anthony Lapkiewicz of Rhawnhurst recalls fighting in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II.
Seventy years ago next month, Irving Rubin didn’t marry the girl next door. His future bride lived four doors away.
“We will not let the Republicans end the guarantee of Medicare.” — U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz