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Veterans amazed, appreciative, emotional by Honor Flight trip to nation's capital...
By Glenn Griffith
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Bill Bunker, left, and Walter Kleinschrod, right, in their Leatherstocking Honor Flight shirts at Coburg Village Retirement Community

Clifton Park>>A veterans’ honor flight to Washington, D.C. earlier this month has given two Clifton Park military veterans a sense of fulfillment for the service they gave to their country years ago.

Walter Kleinschrod and Bill Bunker are veterans of separate wars, wars in which they had vastly different experiences.

Both men grew up, went to school, married, and worked all their lives in the New York City area. Kleinschrod is a Queens native while Bunker grew up in Brooklyn.

After raising families downstate the men and their wives moved to Clifton Park. They now reside at Coburg Village Retirement Community. Though they had seen each other around the busy retirement community neither really knew the other until they found themselves on the June 4 Leatherstocking Honor Flight.  Read Full Article

Local doctor recognized on 100th birthday
Saratogian Newspaper

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, R-Glenville, presents a New York State Assembly citation to retired pediatrician and Clifton Park resident Dr. Dominick Mele on the occasion of the physician’s 100th birthday. Mele, a resident of Coburg Village in Clifton Park, was a longtime pediatrician in Schenectady and was Tedisco’s pediatrician growing up. A graduate of Union College and Albany Medical College, Mele worked with the Well Baby Clinic and cared for many low-income patients in addition to having his own practice. A World War II veteran, Mele was married to his beloved late wife, Alma, for nearly 60 years. They became the proud parents of John, Paul and Ann Mele.
Posted: 12/06/14, 10:03 PM EST


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