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Ridgeway town supervisor clarifies his namesake – soldier from Australia killed in North Africa

Posted 9 March 2020 at 10:46 am

Editor:

Thank you Ginny Kropf and Catherine Cooper for the excellent article on Dorothy Cox. Also, for mentioning my parents, Tony and Rose Napoli. I must point out some corrections.

While stationed in Australia, my father stayed at the home of John and Mary McCormick, not Vera Colley. I do not know her. I am named after the McCormick’s son, Brian Edward McCormick. Unfortunately, he was killed in an accident while serving in the Australian army in North Africa.

Catherine was very nice to research him and gave me the article in the local Australian newspaper reporting his death.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Brian Napoli

Ridgeway