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After the War
When Michael Monell and his wife came to Orlando in 1955, they bought their first house out in the country, what is today known as Fashion Square Mall area. Mike recalls asking his wife, "Don't you think it is too far from Orlando? Look how far we'd be fr ... Read more
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WWII Veteran Domineck Monell
Domineck Monell volunteered for service in WWII and entered the Air Force. His  military  service  included a visit to Fort Myers where he fell in love with Florida. He served  as  a  mechanic working on P-51's. Whe ... Read more
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WWII Veteran Michael A. Monell
Michael Monell was drafted in 1943 and sent to St. Petersburg, FL to experience "The Jungle" in preparation for service in the South Pacific.As it turns out, his WWII tour of duty was in Europe where he served for three and a half years.Mic ... Read more
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Eight Monell Brothers for WWII Service
Orlando resident Michael Monell is pictured in "Eight Monell Brothers", a 1943 news article from Fairmont Times, VA.Eight brothers from one family all ready to serve their country during World War II.As Michael Monell shares his brother Tony was in the fi ... Read more
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General Patton's Barber
WWII Veteran Cosmo Monell started barbering at age 14. He became so good that when he was drafted for service in WWII he took on the assignment of cutting all the GI's, all the soldiers hair. General Patton learned of Cosmo's expertise and requested him t ... Read more