John Conigliaro, left, poses for a photo with the special order model kit of the USS Antietam that was presented to him as a gift. Pictured with John Conigliaro is; (left to right) Shawn Saez, Navy ret., USS John F. Kennedy, 1984-1996; Evan Phillips, Thomas Phillips, US Marines, ret., 1989-1995; and shop owner, Rhianwen Phillips. Hyperspace Rocket Designs and Tea Bar hobby store, hosted an event to recognize John Conigliaro, 84 of Manchester, a local veteran who served on the USS Antietam 1957-1959. This was the first aircraft carrier that allows planes to take off and land of the same time.
(Jeffrey F. Bill/Carroll County Times)