Category: Cranford’s 86

Edward Mandoni

Meet Seaman 1st Class Edward Mandoni, U.S. Navy Armed Guard Defending an American Liberty Ship, WWII By Don Sweeney and Janet Cymbaluk Ashnault, Research by Vic Bary and Don Sweeney, Military guidance by Vic Bary Month after month, our team

Emil F. Frank

Meet Torpedoman’s Mate 3rd Class Emil F. Frank, One of Cranford’s 86 Written by Don Sweeney and Janet Cymbaluk Ashnault, Research by Don Sweeney, Barry Mazza and Janet Cymbaluk Ashnault. Military fact checking by Vic Bary As the founder of

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Karl Dieter Hezel

Meet USAF Major Karl Dieter Hezel, Electronic Warfare Officer – Cranford 86 Written by Vic Bary The research effort that goes into constructing the history of a Cranford 86 honoree takes a team effort, perhaps never more so than with

Daniel A. Hildebrandt

Meet PFC Daniel A. Hildebrandt,One of Cranford’s Hometown Heroes By Don Sweeney, Vic Bary and Janet Ashnault, Researched by Stu Rosenthal and Vic Bary Memorial Day 2023 marks the sixth year in a row in which we will reintroduce to

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