Western NY vet donates WWII items to state military museum

A World War II veteran from western New York has donated items he brought back from his combat service in Europe to the state military museum.

Posted: Nov 21, 2017 10:25 AM

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - A World War II veteran from western New York has donated items he brought back from his combat service in Europe to the state military museum.


Charles Brown traveled to the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs on Monday to deliver the items and to meet with current members of the New York Army National Guard's 258th Field Artillery.

The 93-year-old native of Delavan, outside Buffalo, served in the same unit after being drafted into the Army in 1943. Brown was 19 when his battalion landed in France in July 1944. The unit fought its way across Europe into Germany when the Nazis surrendered in early May 1945.

The items Brown donated to the museum's extensive WWII collection include letters, front-line maps, original photos and a day-by-day summary of the unit's service.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 399513

Reported Deaths: 32283
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City21805223247
Nassau421642188
Suffolk418491991
Westchester351831432
Rockland13683668
Orange10810484
Erie7624639
Dutchess4255152
Monroe4074273
Onondaga3050188
Albany2183121
Ulster185186
Oneida179198
Sullivan146048
Putnam134863
Niagara131590
Schenectady84837
Broome77060
Rensselaer58630
Saratoga58517
Columbia48237
Madison36817
Ontario29033
Orleans28654
Warren27333
Steuben27241
Fulton26324
Greene26318
Washington24814
Genesee2445
St. Lawrence2272
Oswego2113
Wayne1953
Herkimer1824
Tompkins1800
Chenango1635
Chautauqua1527
Tioga15124
Chemung1482
Livingston1408
Cattaraugus1316
Montgomery1254
Cayuga1242
Clinton1074
Wyoming995
Jefferson950
Delaware914
Otsego865
Seneca730
Allegany641
Schoharie610
Cortland550
Essex510
Yates486
Franklin340
Lewis310
Schuyler130
Hamilton60
Unassigned00
Utica
Broken Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 73°
Oneonta
Overcast
69° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 69°
Herkimer
Broken Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 73°
Thendara
Broken Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 73°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Senior Send-Off brought to you by Herkimer College
Menu 2 Go list of takeout dinners & fish fries
WKTV Golf Card - Under 150 left