Terry A. Towles was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He received a certificate of service October 30,1981 after completing 32 months of distinguished service with America’s finest allAmericans. Having served with int
Ed Barbee joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1962 and took his basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. He initially trained in artillery as a fire direction controlman, and was deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the Do
Jones County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergeant Marty Brownlee served in the U.S. Army from 1996 2000 and 2006 - 2015 before retiring. Sergeant Brownlee served in Afghanistan, for which he was award a Purple Heart after being injured by a suicide bomber. He is a
Robert Buckey was a U.S. Air Force retired colonel and spent 30 years as a fighter pilot, with over 4,000 hours of flying time in fighters. He is a veteran of the Cuban crisis, the Korean Publa crisis, and flew 142 combat missions during the Vietnam War.
Vernon Kirk Choates was a private first class in the U.S. Army, serving from April 30,1973 - May 13,1976. He did his basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and was also stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, and in Korea. He was also a Hawk FC crewman. He won sev
Calvin W. Avant served in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1969. After completing his basic training in San Diego, California, he was assigned to an aircraft carrier, the USS Hancock, where he served three tours in Vietnam as an AB3 petty officer third class. H
Samuel Kelly entered the service on June 27,1918. He was stationed at Camp Gordon, Augusta. He was attached to Company E, 165th Infantry, with which unit he embarked for overseas service. He was killed in action while serving in the front-line trenches on
Hunton L. Morgan is a World War II veteran and also served in Korea.
Raymond M. Layson was in the army from July 1942 until March 1946. He was a guard patrolman. He was in the Battle of Rhineland in Central Europe. He received the American Theater Operations Ribbon, the EAMET Service Medal, the WWII Victory Medal, and the
Hurb !ivies enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1969 and was honorably discharged in 1979, with the rank of staff sergeant. He did his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., then did AIT at Fort Devens, Mass. He was assigned to the U.S. Army Security Agency,
Sgt. Bobby Stocks was a member of the U.S. Army Unit Police in Germany from 1960 -1963.
Dr. H.B.Jones served during the Korean War with the U.S. Army. He was also stationed in Alaska during his military service and was discharged in 1953.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Earnest Jones Jackson was in the U.S. Navy Seabees from May 1966 - May 1968.
Hugh Baker was born Aug. 14, 1916, in Cedartown, and was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Force at Fort McPherson on Jan. 27, 1942. He did his basic training at Keesler Field, Mississippi, then was assigned to Fort Logan, Colorado, for Air Force clerical s
Robert T. (Bobby) Bentley served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1947. He did his basic training at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and his medical training at Camp Stoneman. He served in the Transportation Corps, 9216 TSU TC Beach Detachment, at Fort Mason, California,
Victor H. Clay was an airman first class in the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1963 -1967. He was first stationed at Craig Air Force Base, Selma, Ala. He was also assigned to Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska for 18 months, where he worked inspecting and ver
Thad G. Childs Jr. served in the U.S. Navy from Aug. 1,1969 - July 31,1973. He did his recruit training in Orlando, Florida, then was assigned as a radioman 3rd class to the U.S. Naval Air Facility in Sigonella, Sicily, from Dec. 25, 1969 - July 1,1971, f
Bobby Daniels was in the 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Division, Hotel Company H and was attached to an artillery unit. He served in Vietnam from 1968-1970 and received two Purple Hearts.
Bobby Wilburn Hunt was a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, honing his skills in the electronics field. During his military career, he was stationed at Rhein-Main Air Base, Frankfurt, Germany; Shemya Air Force Base, Alaska; and Naha Air Base, Okinawa.
Bruce A. Jackson served in the U.S. Navy from 1971 to 1974, and was a seaman third class, stationed on the USS America (CVA-66). During his service, he worked on the elevator shafts that brought supplies to and from the upper decks on the aircraft carrier
Clifford Layson served in the U.S. Army from January 1970 - January 1972, achieving the classification of SP5. He did his basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., and AIT at Fort Gordon. He served as an avionics mechanic with AVEL Central in Phu Loi, South Vietn
Robert Hornsby was a proud member of the U.S. Air Force for 26 years. He did his tour of duty in Vietnam in 1968 and retired in 1980 with the rank of master sergeant.
John “Harvey” Chase joined the U.S. Naval Reserve in the spring of 1937 as a radioman second class (petty officer). He was called to active duty and sent to Pearl Harbor, December 1940, as a radioman first class and was assigned to the USS Schley (DD1
Euzell M. Johnson was a member of the U.S. Army, serving from Sept. 13,1941 - Aug. 5,1945, achieving the rank of “buck” sergeant during World War II. He was a member of the Pacific 33rd Infantry, was sent to Fort McClellan, Ala., in October of 1943, t
William Carl Black served in the U.S. Air Force from July 17, 1952 - Aug. 16,1956. He was a technical sergeant and also served in the Air Force Reserve. He was stationed at Dobbins Air Force Base and in Tripoli, Libya. He also played baseball on the Air F
Jerry L. Mansfield served 26 years active duty (1956 - 1982), 16 of which were overseas in nine different countries. He received an Air Force Commendation Medal, two Meritorious Service medals, and many other personal unit awards/citations during his outs
Robert Lee Jackson entered the U.S. Army in 1944, did his basic training at Fort Riley, Kan., and then was sent overseas. He served in both World War II and the Korean War.
Cpl. James M. Lewis was a member of the 3rd LAAM Bn A BTRY and the 2nd MAW MCAS USMC in Cherry Point, N.C. from 1982 - 1986.
John Pierce Anderson Sr. was a member of the Counterintelligence Corps during World War II.
Milton “Tony” Appling served in the U.S. Air Force from 1963-1966.
Retired Col. Allen Carr was in the U.S. Army and the Georgia Army National Guard; his service time was 1968 - 2000. During his over 30-year career, he served in many capacities, including artillery, quartermaster, and infantry; battery commander, transpor
John C. Childs Sr. served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1945, in the 701st Tank Battalion, Company C, during World War II. He was a combat veteran, serving in many places in Europe, including Utah Beach.
Albert Fredrick Bentley served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955-1959. He was stationed at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas; Lackland Air Force Base, Texas; Eigin Air Force Base, Florida; and Spandaughlin Air Force Base, Germany.
Kenneth W. Birdsong was a corporal in the U.S. Army and served from 1945-1953.
Richard Billingsley served four years as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army; he did his basic training at Fort Bragg, N.C.
James Ernie Broach served in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971. Otis Broaddrick is the local veteran of the week. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1950-1954, serving as a boatswain’s mate aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CV-47), in Korea.
Otis Broaddrick was in the U.S. Navy from 1950-1954, serving as a boatswain’s mate aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CV-47), in Korea.
C.S. “Red” Coleman was a proud member of the U.S. Army and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
SFC Glenn D. Towles retired Aug. 1, 2000 after serving 20 faithful years in the U.S. Army. His duty assignments included Fort McClellan, Al.; Fort Lee, VA; Fort Campbell, KY; Fort Richardson, AK; Hunter Army Airfield; Savannah, GA; Fulda, Germany; and For
Harris Bragg was a P-47 pilot during World War II, from 1943-1945.
Alford Bridges was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Artillery. He completed his basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., then served at Fort Sill, Okla. He served three years and three months, 1959 -1962.
Atwell Bell was a storekeeper 3rd class in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS Vestal from 1935-1939. Bell was born July 18, 1917.
Susan K. Collins was in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving as a staff sergeant in Rota, Spain. Her years of service were 1973-1985.
Blake Belflower entered the U.S. Navy in September of 2003. While being assigned to the VF136 Nighthawks, he served on two cruises aboard the USS Harry S. Truman.
A 1966 graduate of Maggie Califf High School, Freddie Ammons enlisted in the U.S. Army at Fort Benning and was stationed there from 1968 to 1969. He also served one tour of duty at Pleiku, Vietnam, from 1969 to July 13,1970, in transportation.
Capt. George Earnest Bloodworth served overseas during World War II, from September 1942 December 1945. He was in the Signal Corps and was in the North African Company, where he received two Bronze Stars. He was on the Queen Mary in 1942 when it sliced th
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