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Even at 98 years old, woman eager to join DAR chapter

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At 98, Bertha Gordinier of Malta is the newest as well as the oldest member of the local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter. Gordinier joined the Saratoga Chapter of the DAR last month after her family’s lineage was traced to Pvt. Thomas Lape, who fought as part of the 10th Albany Militia Regiment. Gordinier said she had never made the effort to join the patriotic group before, but when her daughter, Linda Lewis, encouraged ...


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