Happy Hour: A Sendoff for 40 Years of Military Service

There was a touching sendoff in Latham for Sgt. Major Joe Marino who has served the country nearly 40 years, including 33 as a civilian in the New York Army National Guard. Marino just retired, but not before his co-workers gave him a big surprise... a final flight on board a UH-77 helicopter.

Marino, who also served tours in Bosnia and Iraq, says he'll now be taking orders from his wife.

 

And from 40 years of service to 70 years of marriage.  

A Waterford woman who lost her wedding ring just days before her 70th anniversary is overjoyed to have it back. Joan Fontaine was in tears when she noticed the ring missing at Price Chopper in North Troy a couple of weeks ago. Days later, her husband found the ring in the parking lot of the complex where they live.

She immediately but the ring back on her finger, but then had a better idea. She asked him to put the ring on her, just like he did 70 years prior.  

 

A teenager in Minnesota has wanted to go to Disney for his entire life. But, like many families, it just wasn't in the budget. So, starting when he was 12, he started baking and selling cupcakes to pay for the trip himself. In a year, he's made $4500. That's enough to pay for plane tickets, park tickets and hotels, for his mom, dad, siblings and nephew.

The teen says he surprised himself with how quickly he was able to save the money. And he says he has his sights on his next goal... a blue Ford Pick up truck. He figures that at the same pace, he should have enough for the truck in two years. Which is the same time he will get his drivers license.

 

In Amherst, NY, a 101-year-old Army Veteran served as a fighter pilot in World War 2. Last week, he flew 1500 miles across the country for his grandson's graduation from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.He even got to play a special part.

He was the one to commission his grandson as an officer. It was an incredibly moving moment that garnered a standing ovation.

 
 

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