Community Remembers Robert Fusco – By Harold Wessell

BALLSTON SPA, June 18– There are journalists who go to war to follow soldiers as war correspondent. Robert A. Fusco, Sr. of Waterford, who passed away here on Dec. 9, 2005, went to war as a soldier, and returned to be a journalist for most of his adult life – and one who at times wrote thoughtfully about soldiers in the many different places that were touched by World War II.  At the same time, it came through how he had been touched by it.

Long after his military experience, in 1965 he would write: "‘Wow!' – Nothing militarily or scientifically profound in that statement. But it was the reaction of one young GI as he rounded a street corner and had his first look at hundreds of blocks of nothing – Hiroshima, 1945."

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