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Brightwood Boys, The History of the Men from the North End of
Springfield, Massachusetts, During World War II
by Christopher P. Montagna



I wish to acknowledge and thank the following people who graciously shared their stories and helped contribute to the writing of this book:


Frances (Garlick) Montagna, Serafino (Fini) Montagna, Linda (Diamond) Messenger
Dan Sitek, Florence (Girard) Brittan, Phillip Girard, Carroll Eastman, Howard Mattison, Richard Thomas, Thomas Shea, Thomas Cavanaugh, Roman Artuph, Bill Brouillard, Joann (Kane) Meunier, John Lyons, Ed O’Brien, Bill O’Brien, Fred Burek, and Michael Samol.