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Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, April 24, 1969 Boys and Girls in Service Sergeant Joel W. Callison arrived home April 11, after a year’s tour of duty in Viet Nam where he served as rifleman and forward observer with Co....

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, April 17, 1969 Clean Up Time Spring is breaking out all over and nature is beautifying the countryside. However, with the coming of spring, the litter also becomes noticeable – and sort of nauseating. Beer...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, April 10, 1969 Dies in Viet Nam Word was received Tuesday, of the death in Viet Nam Saturday of James Daugherty from wounds received a week before. He is the oldest son of Mr. and...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, March 27, 1969 Killed in Action Specialist Fourth Class Jackie Lee Rexrode, 20, of Bartow, was killed in hostile action near Da Nang in Viet Nam on Wednesday, March 19, 1969, about four o’clock in...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, March 20, 1969 Robert McComb, Jr., entered the Army on March 4 and is now training as a Flight Warrant Officer at Fort Polk, Louisiana. - - - Ilean Walton saw a groundhog Monday. She reports...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, March 13, 1969 AWARD Presentation of medals posthumously to Sergeant John R. (Chipper) Williams, by a representative of the Commanding General, First United States Army – Major David A. Noake, of the Virginia Military School...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, March 6, 1969 Our Boys in Service Sp-5 William C. Vandevender returned home December 3, after a year of duty in Vietnam. He is now stationed in Freiburg, Germany. Army Specialist Four Dewey H. Ervine, Jr.,...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, February 27, 1969 Boys and Girls in Service Staff Sergeant Edward G. Rockafellow has been awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. Sergeant Rockafellow distinguished himself by meritorious service as an aircraft electrical repairman at Udorn...