Hats Off to a Hero

Walsh, BennettHATS OFF TO A HERO.  Retired USMC Lieutenant Colonel Bennett Walsh was honored yesterday (8/30) during the Boston Red Sox/Tampa Bay Rays game at Fenway Park.  Walsh, the son of Springfield City Councilor (and Pioneer Valley Radio program host) Kateri Walsh and retired USMC Captain Dan Walsh, was sworn in by Gov. Charlie Baker as Superintendent of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home on July 6.  He served in combat during the Gulf War and in Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan. Walsh appeared on the Red Sox dugout in the middle of the fourth inning as the public address announcer introduced him and his photo was displayed on the stadium video screen. Walsh tells MassLive, “I am incredibly humbled and honored to be recognized as a veteran during the ‘Hats Off to Heroes’ ceremony. For an organization that I have loved my entire life to take time during a game to recognize veterans, the Soldiers Home, Western Massachusetts and the Marine Corps is a wonderful act of recognition for the U.S. military — both active duty and retired.” Walsh retired earlier this year after 24 years in the Marine Corps. Pioneer Valley Radio salutes the entire Walsh family for their years of service to our community.  See the video below  showing Walsh being honored.


Brad Shepard Today! Friday April 8, 2016 and weekend round-up

  • Springfield Fire Dept Lt, charged with child pornography
  • Belchertown police chief candidate named as defendant in lawsuit
  • Nurse who stole hospital pain killers sentenced
  • Falcons and Buy Springfield host Springfield Night as Mass Mut Cen
  • Local singer has birthday
  • Agawam Dental Arts save radio personality’s tooth
  • Alzheimers benefit and weekend plays and performances! (special guest; Richie Mitnick)
  • Chicopee hydrant flush

Brad Shepard Today! Monday November 30, 2015

  • It’s Cyber Monday!
  • Easthampton man shows his gratitude to first responders who saved his life
  • Seussian Holiday gingerbread exhibit at Springfield Science Museum
  • TV22 and Marine Corps Toys for Tots
  • MassLive and the Republican and the Springfield Rotary Club, Toy For Joy
  • Farewell to La Mancha, and a personal note

 

 

Brad Shepard Today! Halloween Edition and Weekend Wrap-Up

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  • Northampton pumpkin burial

Brad Shepard Today! June 15, 2015

  • Heavy Monday Rain
  • Power outages
  • Spring and summer–the difference
  • Thanks to Masslive
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