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 - 6A Press & Sun-Bulletin Among the Tier's Fallen...
6A Press & Sun-Bulletin Among the Tier's Fallen More than 1 ,250 Broome County residents have died in wars since the Mexican-American War (1846 to 1848). Hundreds more from surrounding counties and during peacetime add to the list. Here are some of them. World War II J u : Victor Cerasaro Master Sgt. Victor Cerasaro of Endicott volun-; teered to replace a junior noncom'-" missioned officer on April 14, 1945, :: in a patrol in Metz, Germany. The ; 5 patrol walked into an ambush, and : Cerasaro died just 24 days before , Germany surrendered. He left vt behind his parents and five brothers,,: including Cosmo and Anthony. , Chester Snyder Staff Sgt. " Chester Snyder of Binghamton manned a .50-caliber machine gun aboard a B-1 7 bomber on Dec. 1 , 1 943, when it was shot down over Jabbeke, Belgium. One man, the pilot, escaped and four others were captured. But five, including Snyder, died in the attack or when the plane crashed. He left behind his mother, three brothers and a sister, Beverly Wood of Chenango, a wife and four children. Carl Pierson First Lt. Carl Pierson of Greene crawled into the cockpit of his A-36 ground attack plane and took off for a crucial day of bombing near Rome on June 1 , 1944. He never returned home, although later Army reports would credit the light and medium bombers with a pivotal role in breaking the German lines defending Rome. i

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  1. Press and Sun-Bulletin,
  2. 31 May 2004, Mon,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 6

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