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  • Lutz arrives for duty
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Aug 2012, p. 31     Army Capt. Brian G. Lutz has arrived for duty as the company commander for the Glenview Army Recruiting Company, Chicago Army Recruiting Battalion. He is the son of Geoffrey and Cathline M. Lutz of Glenview. His wife, Catherine, is the daughter of Charles and Anne E. Jonaitis of Wilmette. Photograph ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Aug 2012, p. 31   Army Capt. Brian G. Lutz has arrived for duty as the company ...
  • Marie receives rock star treatment
    Lerner, Joel, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 Dec 2011, p. 6     Lance Cpl. John Smeeton, 2, has completed two tours as a U.S. Marine in Afghanistan. Home for a brief visit with his family in Wilmette, he was honored by a motorcade of Wilmette and Evanston police and fire department members outside his home. Photograph Marine Lance Cpl. John Smeeton of ...
    Lerner, Joel, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 Dec 2011, p. 6   Lance Cpl. John Smeeton, 2, has completed two tours as a U.S. ...
  • Home at last!
    Lerner, Joel, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 Dec 2011, Cover     Photograph Marine Lance Cpl. John Smeeton of Wilmette. Story p.6...
    Lerner, Joel, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 Dec 2011, Cover   Photograph Marine Lance Cpl. John Smeeton of Wilmette. Story p.6...
  • Winnetka welcomes home a hero
    Kaleta, Allen, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Dec 2011, p. 56     More than 100 people welcomed U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tommy Crane home to Winnetka on Saturday from his deployment to Afghanistan...
    Kaleta, Allen, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Dec 2011, p. 56   More than 100 people welcomed U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tommy Crane home ...
  • Bean, Harden graduate from basic training
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Sep 2011, p. 41     Air National Guard Airman Jason S. Harden has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Benjamin A. Bean has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base also. Photographs of both men...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Sep 2011, p. 41   Air National Guard Airman Jason S. Harden has graduated from basic military ...
  • Wilmette Memorial Information
        Collection of articles, photographs, and information compiled about service men and women who lost their lives in the service of their country. The names in this volume are inscribed on Wilmette's Memorial located near city hall.
      Collection of articles, photographs, and information compiled about service men and women ...
  • Roosevelt Asks for Major Vattman
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Oct 1912, p. 1     One of the first requests Colonel Roosevelt made after reaching Mercy hospital early on Tuesday was that his old friend and companion in arms, Very Rev. Edward J. Vattman of Wilmette, be summoned: "I'm not much alarmed about my spiritual condition, " said Roosevelt with a laugh so ...
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Oct 1912, p. 1   One of the first requests Colonel Roosevelt made after reaching Mercy hospital ...
  • Pvt. Albert Sargent Killed in Action in  European Area
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1944, p. 7     Pvt. Albert A. Sargent was killed in action September 9 in the European area. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Sargent, 435 Ridge avenue, Wilmette, were notified on Thursday of last week. He was the brother of S/S John W. Sargent of the Army Air forces, Virginia, and Robert...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1944, p. 7   Pvt. Albert A. Sargent was killed in action September 9 in the ...
  • Walter Campana Loses Life in Plane Crash Near Malden
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1944     Pvt. Walter Campana, age 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dominic M. Campana, 251 Linden avenue, Wilmette, lost his life September 21 in a plane crash near Malden, Mo.Funeral services were held Saturday morning at St. Francis Xavier church, with burial in Calvary. Besides his parents, Private Campana is survived ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1944   Pvt. Walter Campana, age 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dominic M. ...
  • S-Sgt. Hoffmeyer Killed in Action Sept. 8 in India
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1944, p. 7     S/Sgt. Henry G. Hoffmeyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Hoffmeyer, 1418 Wilmette avenue, Wilmette, was killed in action September 8 in India, according to a notification from the War Department received Thursday of last week by his wife, Judith, of Lake Villa. Sergeant Hoffmeyer, who was 29 years ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1944, p. 7   S/Sgt. Henry G. Hoffmeyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Hoffmeyer, ...
  • Soldier laid to rest at Fort Sheridan
    Angela D. Sykora, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Jan 2007, p. 139     Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
    Angela D. Sykora, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Jan 2007, p. 139   Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
  • Car donated for aviation recruiting
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Oct 1966, p. 82     The U.S. Navy League donates a car annually to each of 18 naval air stations to use for aviation recruiting. Photograph of Capt. R.W. Labyak, commanding officer of Glenview Naval Air Station, with Navy League officials Leigh Clingman and Alban Weber. ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Oct 1966, p. 82   The U.S. Navy League donates a car annually to each of 18 ...
  • Area woman finishes Army basic training [Pvt. Patricia A. Buckler]
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Oct 1966, p. 78     Pvt. Patricia A. Buckler, daughter of the Edward F. Bucklers, 2413 Meadow Dr., completed basic training. ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Oct 1966, p. 78   Pvt. Patricia A. Buckler, daughter of the Edward F. Bucklers, 2413 Meadow ...
  • Winnetkan serves in Vietnam but not with usual weapons
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Oct 1966, p. 20     Navy Lt. John Massey of Winnetka, 27, is commander of a Marine battalion doing health and sanitation work with the First Marine Division near Da Nang. ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Oct 1966, p. 20   Navy Lt. John Massey of Winnetka, 27, is commander of a Marine ...
  • Local Marine hurt in action [Marshall W. Salvano]
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Oct 1966, p. 8     Marine Lance Cpl. Marshall W. Salvano, 19, of 1465 Wilmette Ave., suffered wounds during an early morning patrol Sept. 18 in Quang Tri province, a few miles from North Vietnam. His mother is Mrs. Roland Kehoe. ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Oct 1966, p. 8   Marine Lance Cpl. Marshall W. Salvano, 19, of 1465 Wilmette Ave., suffered ...
  • In service: Marine Corps Pvt. Joseph T. Curtis
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 19 May 2005, p. 144     Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 19 May 2005, p. 144   Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
  • Wilmette officer returns from tour of duty in Iraq
    Ken Goze, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 26 Feb 2004, Section News, 5, 12     Wilmette Police officer Diane Grassi is back on the local force after spending more than half of the past three years on homeland security in Iraq. Photo p. 5 and on p.12...
    Ken Goze, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 26 Feb 2004, Section News, 5, 12   Wilmette Police officer Diane Grassi is back on the local force after ...
  • Lt. Alfred Abeles of Air Force is Reported Missing
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Feb 1945, p. 3     2nd Lt. Alfred Beecher Abeles of the Army Air forces has been missing in action over Germany since January 23, his wife, the former Shirley Elling, was notified by offical telegram Sunday night. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Abeles of 726 Ninth street, Wilmette. Entering service in 1943, ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Feb 1945, p. 3   2nd Lt. Alfred Beecher Abeles of the Army Air forces has been ...
  • Wilmette Police lose some officers to military build-up
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Feb 2003, p. 13     Wilmette Police lose some officers to military build-up. Reserve officer activated for the second time. ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Feb 2003, p. 13   Wilmette Police lose some officers to military build-up. Reserve officer activated for ...
  • Capt. [Grover M.] Hermann [Jr.] is Killed in Action on German Front
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Feb 1945, p. 7     Capt. Grover M. Hermann, Jr., 29, who lived at 82 Essex road, Winnetka, was killed in action in Germany on January 26. He is survived by his widow, Barbara; a daughter, Marta, 2 months old; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover M. Hermann; a sister, Shirley; and a brother, Robert, ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Feb 1945, p. 7   Capt. Grover M. Hermann, Jr., 29, who lived at 82 Essex road, ...
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