‘We were lucky’: Pearl Harbor survivor shares his account, 80 years later

MANLIUS, N.Y. (WSYR) — On Dec. 7, 1941, Edward Stone was just 18-years-old. That fateful morning, he was in the radio room aboard the USS Pyro stationed at Pearl Harbor. Albany’s Pearl Harbor remembrance brings community together “Almost immediately we heard guns going off and the officers on the bridge had General Quarters rung,” Stone … Read more

Biden salutes troops as ‘spine of America’ on Veterans Day

ARLINGTON, Va. (NewsNation Now) — As Americans across the country pay tribute to those who’ve served in the U.S. Armed Services, President Joe Biden marked Veterans Day by visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. “There’s nothing low risk or low cost about war for the women and men who fight it,” said Biden, whose administration … Read more

Albany County honors local veterans ahead of Veterans Day

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Honoring the brave men and women who have served our country, Albany County held a ceremony Thursday to honor local veterans. The county boasts a proud history of residents as service members. From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror, thousands of Albany County residents have put their lives on … Read more

SOS: Lawmakers introduce legislation to prevent military suicide

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — A growing number of lawmakers say they’re concerned about a recent uptick in military suicides. They’re introducing legislation to force the Pentagon to do more. A recent report shows annual military suicides spiked 15% in 2020. Lawmakers across the board are calling the trend alarming but say that based on a recent … Read more

Navy vet welds symbols of American strength, unity out of stainless steel

CHESHIRE, Mass. (NEWS10) — A Berkshire County man is using his skills from his days of serving in the U.S. Navy to build works of art. In his Cheshire, Massachusetts workshop, Gary Czarnecki lights up when he’s doing what he loves.  “Whatever I created, I want it to be immediately recognizable,” Czarnecki explained. ‘Freedom’ a … Read more

Albany celebrates Henry Johnson Day

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Albany officials commemorated a local historical hero on Saturday with a wreath-laying ceremony at Henry Johnson Park. That’s because it was Henry Johnson Day, honoring the 104th anniversary of his enlistment in World War I. 369th Regiment vets Jim Dandles and Ronald Wilson with Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on Henry Johnson … Read more

Man details encounter with WWII Captain in memoir that connects him to hero’s son

CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A Niskayuna man’s chance encounter with a World War II hero impacted him so much, he published it in his memoir. The book made its way across the country to that hero’s son, in a story that now spans 75 years. Falcon Jet on tarmac in Greenville, SC It was … Read more