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7 new WWI names being added to village's memorial

SOLVAY, N.Y. (AP) The names of seven upstate New York men who died in World War I are being added to a war memorial in a suburban Syracuse community.

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The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that the new names will be added in the coming weeks to the war memorial in the village of Solvay. The seven names will be read during a Memorial Day ceremony along with others from Solvay and the town of Geddes who died in the nation's wars.

Among the new names is John J. Hourihan, an Irish immigrant who enlisted in the Army in 1917. He was killed in October 1918, about a month before the war ended.

A relative, Eileen Mashimo of New Hampshire, researched his military background and gave it to a local veterans group so Hourihan's name could be added to the memorial. 

 

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