Town of Smithtown renames Moriches baseball field after WWII hero

A World War II hero was honored on Long Island Tuesday

News 12 Staff

Sep 27, 2022, 10:43 AM

Updated 654 days ago

Share:

A World War II hero was honored on Long Island Tuesday
The Town of Smithtown renamed the Moriches Baseball Field in Saint James after Jim "Red" Dowling.
Dowling was the town's longtime Highway Superintendent and founded the Saint James Little League where he served as president for 18 years.
Before that, Dowling served in the Army Air Corps and survived after getting shot down in Germany where was taken as a prisoner.
"Red" died in May.
         


More from News 12