Melissa in the Morning: Meet Captain Jim

This wall is part of the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. Each star represents 100 soldiers who were killed in the war. There is a total of 4048 stars on the Freedom Wall. This close-up offers a great view of the stars that are part of the monument.

Melissa in the Morning: Meet Captain Jim

Captain James Morgia of Stratford, a 100-year-old WWII veteran and Silver and Bronze star winner, will ride in the Barnum Festival Great Street Parade, July 2nd as the Honorary Grand Marshal. We found out how Captain Jim earned his military honors and even heard his beautiful singing voice on air. ((00:00))

The death of a prominent local woman has Fairfield residents calling for safety improvements on Redding Road. Meghan Raveis died last week after being struck while walking on Redding Road June 23rd, and she’s not the only person to die on the road. A woman from Pennsylvania was hit and killed by a car while walking her dog on Redding Road in July of 2020. We asked First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick about town safety improvements. ((17:08))

For summer safety week, we did a deep dive into boating and swimming safety. Bridgeport’s Emergency Management director, Scott Appleby, shared why rivers, lakes and Long Island Sound bring just as much risk to people as the ocean. ((29:57))

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