The Stockade Association

The Stockade Observes Veteran’s Day

with Its Own Hometown Heroes

By Suzy Unger

Saturday, November 11 is Veteran’s Day. This is when we remember and recognize the military service given by our nation’s veterans, past and present.

The Stockade has been home to many veterans over the years. Did you know that two are currently members of the “Hometown Heroes” banner program?

Walk down Washington Avenue and turn left onto State Street and you will see pictures of James R. Addison and Joseph (Jac) A.C. Solghan.

James Addison died tragically in a boating accident last year. He had attended the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating in 1986 and served as a submarine officer on the U.S.S. Stonewall Jackson. He was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant Commander and went on to serve in the U.S. State Department. James also taught at the Naval Academy and worked in the private sector before moving to Sche- nectady in 2019.

Jac Solghan served in the U.S. Air Force as a flight nurse. He flew on C-17s, KC 135s, C-21s and the C-130s while looking after patients. C-130s are the type of plane that flies out of Stratford Air Force Base and often over the Stockade. Jac retired as a Lieutenant Colonel and also moved to the Stockade in 2019.

Stockade neighbor Lyn Seal also served on C-130s as a load master from 1965 to 1969.

signs for three veterans

This Veteran’s Day, remember the veterans in your life. If you can, tell them how much you appreciate the sacrifice they made for you and their fellow countrymen.