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P. Araya

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Pablo Araya grew up in Naperville and enjoys writing about his experiences in the Navy, the FBI and growing up in the best town around. Contact Pablo at boblow9913@gmail.com.

9/11 Memories

Above / Commemorating Naperville native Naval Commander Dan Shanower who died in the attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, the granite marker is among the...

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Navy Veteran Introduces Himself

Several months ago I ran into Stephanie Penick at the Shanower Memorial. We talked about various matters including Naperville, military service, patriotism, and, of...

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