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, August 15, 1968 Killed In Action Marshall David Wolford, 21, of Youngstown, Ohio, a native of Pocahontas County, was killed in Viet Nam last Thursday, August 8, 1968. Born February 11, 1947, at Durbin, he was...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, December 19, 1968 Killed in Action Sergeant John Ray “Chipper” Williams, of the United States Army, died of wounds received in combat action on Friday, November 29, 1968, in Viet Nam. He would have been...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, August 8, 1968 Mrs. T. D. Moore seems to have an eye for four-leaf clovers. On July 9, she found 23 four-leaf and five five-leaf clovers; on the 23rd, she found 28 four-leaf, and...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, October 10, 1968 Work is progressing on a new home for Mr. and Mrs. Dharl Dever below Marvin Chapel Church. Rev. and Mrs. Carl E. Boggs spent the weekend in Beckley. They were accompanied by...

Fifty Years Ago

February 6, 1969 The groundhog certainly did not see his shadow here on Sunday. - - - The sleet storm last week brought to the remembrance of P. W. Underwood a big storm in the winter of...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, January 9, 1969 The ice broke up in the river on December 24. There is an old saying that if the ice goes out before Christmas, it will go out three (we think) times...

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...

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