“Nickie” Cutinha honored with statue

In spite of ongoing coronavirus concerns a small group gathered at LaBelle Veterans Park Sunday, March 29. They came to honor young American men whose commitment, bravery, love of their country and of their adopted brothers allowed them to become better than they otherwise might have been. During the Viet Nam War thousands of young […]

Nicholas J. Cutinha – Medal of Honor

Some things cannot be forgotten. Some things should never be forgotten. Those two realities come together in the story of a young man who lived in LaBelle for a time as a boy, and did more in his short life than can truly be comprehended. Nicholas J. Cutinha was just one of a generation of […]

A Veteran’s Story – Lance Corporal Charles Davis

Charles D. Davis, better known as Charlie to his family and friends, is a Vietnam Combat Veteran who recently sat down with me to talk about his time in the service. From battling severe malaria twice to being pinned under attack in a rice paddy, this man has an amazing story of survival and sacrifice. […]