Wright Museum in Wolfeboro to preserve Walter Healy's story
WOLFEBORO — The Wright Museum of World War II History says it has accepted donations from Milton and Sally Healy Argeriou , family of Walter Healy, who served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant commander during World War II.
The donations will become part of the museum's permanent collection of more than 14,000 items documenting the war years 1939-45.
The donations from the Argeriou family will enable the museum to preserve for future generations original photos taken by Healy during the war, together with original copies of the "The Mock-up," a weekly news and training publication that Healy created and edited before he was assigned to amphibious operations in the Pacific.
Healy distinguished himself as a newspaperman, naval officer, and civic leader serving several terms in political office, including state senator.
His career as a newspaperman spanned more than 46 years with the Manchester Union Leader. He was city editor of the newspaper for 25 years. He was retired for many years prior to his death in 1996.
For combat operations, Healy was authorized to wear the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with two stars, the Okinawa Gunto Operation Bronze Star and the Philippine Libration two stars.
Additional information regarding the Wright Museum is available at www.wrightmuseum.org.