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Voices of Veterans: Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy is the chairman of the select board in Aquinnah, and sits on the town’s finance committee and planning board. He’s also the veterans service officer for Aquinnah, and involved in the veterans...

Voices of Veterans: Tom Bennett

Tom Bennett grew up on Chappaquiddick and in Edgartown, and served as a medic in the U.S. Air Force. He provides assistance for veterans at Martha's Vineyard Community Services.  I spent the first three to...

Voices of Veterans: Randy Dull

Randy Dull joined the U.S. Army in June 2000, and served for 15 years between active duty and National Guard. He was deployed to Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and finished his service as a...

Voices of Veterans: Paul Schultz

Paul Schultz, from Edgartown, went into the Army at the age of 21 in 1968. He served in Vietnam in the B Battery, Third Battalion, Sixth Artillery Unit.  I graduated high school on the Vineyard...

Voices of Veterans: Kevin Devine

Kevin Devine spent nearly three decades in the Army, and served in many regions of the world. He currently serves on the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) tribal council. I was born and raised...

Voices of Veterans: Deborah and Samantha Potter

Deborah Potter is the current town administrator for Oak Bluffs, and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. As an enlisted Marine, she served as an air traffic controller stateside and overseas before coming to work...

Voices of Veterans: Bob Tankard

Bob Tankard served in Korea in the 1960s, during the Vietnam War, guarding the border just outside North Korea. Tankard is also a veterans outreach coordinator for the Island at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. The...

Voices of Veterans: Bob Penney

Bob Penney is one of the last surviving veterans of World War II on Martha’s Vineyard. He lives on Oak Bluffs Harbor, and turned 100 on August 21. He enlisted in the Navy, but...

Voices of Veterans: Benjamin Mayhew III

Benjamin (“Skipper”) Mayhew III grew up in Chilmark, and served in Vietnam as a medic. I was in the Army as a medic. Vietnam: two years. It was actually a little bit shorter than that,...