Honoring the Drohan Siblings
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George Drohan, 89, the last survivor of seven Drohan siblings who all enlisted in the United States armed forces during World War II, salutes the flag Monday morning during a flag-raising ceremony outside the Gloucester Veterans Services Center honoring Drohan, his siblings and a late brother-in-law who also served in World War II. An Army veteran who also served in Vietnam, George Drohan was joined in the ceremony by members of his extended family and by his best friend since the age of 5, Joe Mondello, also 89, who served in the Navy during World War II. The seven honorees who have passed away were Navy Motor Machinist Mate Second Class Russell Francis "Musty" Drohan, Army Private Paul Justen Drohan, Navy Boatswain's Mate First Class Donald "Nick" James Drohan, Navy Communcations Specialist Second Class Elizabeth Pauline Drohan Muniz, Navy Aviation Metalsmith Second Class Philip Emmett Drohan, Navy Chief Petty Officer Richard Leo Drohan and Army Staff Sergeant James Newman Shea.