Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The ceremony took place on June 15, 2013, and honored those students who attended Medfield High School and participated in some way in the Vietnam War.
One hundred and forty-four Medfield High School students participated in the Vietnam War in some way. Two of them -- Stephen Hinkley and Peter Kristof -- were killed in action. On Saturday, hundreds gathered outside the former Medfield High School, now the Thomas A. Blake Middle School, to unveil a memorial dedicated to those men and women. "There are 144 names on this memorial," said Ron Griffin, Medfield's Veteran Services Officer and a member of the Medfield Public Schools Veterans Plaque Committee. While many did serve in Vietnam, others were needed elsewhere throughout the world or perhaps were needed right here at home. Those who served in direct conflicts have been changed forever, sometimes because of physical wounds but more …
Saturday, June 15, 2013
The public is encouraged to attend the dedication ceremony outside Blake Middle School at 10 a.m. today, June 15.
Friday, June 14, 2013
The Medfield High School Vietnam Memorial outside Blake Middle School will be dedicated on June 15 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.
The following press release was submitted by Veteran Services Officer Ron Griffin. Thanks to the generous donations of so many businesses and citizens, the Medfield High School Vietnam Memorial will be unveiled on Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m. Many plaque honorees and their families will be attending the unveiling. Everyone young and old, veteran and non-veteran, is invited to attend the brief ceremony that also will celebrate Flag Day. The Blake Middle School choir will offer a patriotic melody while Blake Middle School students hand out American flags. The bronze plaque was previously dedicated during the Blake Middle School “Veterans Day” program last fall. Since that time, more donations enabled that plaque to be mounted on a …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
In this column, you ask a question and Patch tries to find the answer.
While preparing for the dedication of a plaque in honor of Medfield soldiers who served during the Vietnam War, the Memorial Veterans' Plaque Committee created a lengthy list of names to be included on the plaque and then asked for the public's help to make sure the names were correct (and no one was missing or on the list incorrectly). After posting that list, a Patch reader asked, "Please tell me that all these names are people who died in Vietnam." So we posed the question to committee member Richard DeSorgher who said the names belong to students who attended the Amos Clark Kingsbury High School and who also served in the military in the years between 1961 and 1975 (the dates the American Legion lists for the Vietnam period). Two …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Here's a look at Medfield today.
Our weekday morning column, "5 Things You Need to Know," provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. As you prepare today for Medfield Day tomorrow, click here for a schedule, map and list of vendors. 2. Looking forward to reading about school sporting events on Patch? We've changed the way we cover sports coverage and would love your help sharing sports scores, etc. Click here for more information. 3. If you're heading to the grocery store this weekend, beware of bad cheese -- particularly pregnant women and their newborn infants, persons with weakened immune systems, and older adults. 4. Did you see yesterday's story about the Vietnam Veterans' plaque? …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Vietnam veterans who attended Medfield High School will be honored on a plaque outside their former school. The community is asked to review the list of names for accuracy.
In early November, Medfield's Vietnam veterans will be honored with a plaque to be located outside the former Amos Clark Kingsbury High School (now the Thomas A. Blake Middle School) at 24 Pound Street. The Vietnam plaque will be similar to the plaques at Dale Street School which honor the WWII and Korean War veterans who attended that school when it was the Hannah Adams Pfaff High School. The Medfield Veterans' Plaque Committee is creating a list of the the men and women who attended Medfield's high school and who also served in the Vietnam war between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975. Medfield Troop 10 Eagle Scout candidate Sam Marble came up with the idea of having the Vietnam Memorial located outside the front of the school, in …