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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-07-2019

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16 SMITHFIELD NOVEMBER 7-13, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER BREEZE PHOTOS BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Chief Warrant Officer 3 TODD GARREPY stands at attention in front of the "Governor's Own" 88th Army Band as the Rhode Island 56th Troop Command Color Guard marches into Elks Lodge 2359, in Smithfield, for the start of the annual Elks luncheon to honor veterans by commemorating their service to our nation last Sunday. The veterans came from the RI Veterans Home and local nursing homes. Honoring our veterans at Smithfield Elks luncheon JOHN BOITANO, of Greenville, served in the 25th Infantry in Korea where he saw lots of combat. He says, "You never get over it." DON TOMASSO, of Johnston, served with the Marines in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive and was later assigned to a Swift boat. ERNEST ANDERSON, of North Kingstown, joined the Army in 1943 and served in North Africa and Sicily in World War II. His son Ernest was killed in Vietnam. Women veterans attending the Smithfield Elks luncheon include, from left, ELAINE HILL, of Woonsocket, who retired from the Army as Command Sergeant Major in 2015; Sgt. ANN GARDNER, of North Smithfield, who served in the U.S. Army from 1982-1986; and SUSAN GUILMAIN, of Smithfield, who retired from the Army as a Major in 1999. Attending the luncheon were, from left, KASIM YARN, director of Veterans Affairs State of Rhode Island, PAT MATTEO, chairman of the Veterans' Committee for Smithfield Elks, and Brigadier General ARTHUR FLORU, director joint staff RI National Guard. 2044 Smith St., North Providence, RI (401) 231-2370 fax (401) 232-9220 Congratulations! You're Engaged! Come see the largest selection of tuxedos and accessories in RI for all your formal wear needs! Ask about our Wedding Specials Ask about our Wedding Specials Ask about our Wedding Specials

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