Joseph Persico, a Guilderland author and Navy veteran who died in August, is honored at a ceremony on Jan. 5, where the words he wrote for the World War II monument in Washington were recalled.
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“He always loved to look at things from the historic perspective,” said Mr. Persico's wife, Sylvia LaVista Persico, this week. “He liked the investigative work involved in being a historian.”
Sometimes words can move people. Two history-loving Troopers read our editorial last month and responded. We are eager to see what words will be engraved on the new marker for Corporal Mattice.
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