A librarian at the Onondaga County Public Library system made the news recently for locating a World War II veteran in her area.
Army Sgt. John Hill, of Syracuse, landed in France on June 7, 1944, a day after the Allied invasion began. During this time, he lost the ID bracelet given to him by his mother. In February this year, Matthieu Delamontte found the bracelet in Normandy. He works in a D-Day museum there, and using the bracelet’s serial number, was able to find out that Hill was from Onondaga County. From there, he worked with Michelle Waltos at the Northern Onondaga public library, who tracked down hill and arranged for the two to meet via Skype.