<a href="http:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2015\/10\/Pres.-Poca.web_.jpg"><img src="http:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2015\/10\/Pres.-Poca.web_-300x243.jpg" alt="Pres. Poca.web" width="300" height="243" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-10470" \/><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe Meritorious Service Award Certificate issued to William Sherman Beard, of Hillsboro, on November 16, 1945. The certificate reads: For Meritorious Service, The Commanding General, Army Air Forces, extends the gratitude of the United States Army Air Forces to 1st Lieutenant William S. Beard, 0 720 123, whose wholehearted and sincere services contributed to the successful prosecution of World War II against those who sought to subjugate the civilized world. Signed: Wm. J. Hanlon, Colonel AC and H. A. Arnold, Commanding General, Army Air Forces. Courtesy of Sherman Beard, ID: PHD000288\r\n\r\nAccess the \u201cPreserving Pocahontas\u201d Digital Library at www.pocahontaspreservation.org or www.preserv ingpocahontas.org If you have historical records or photographs to be scanned for the county Historical Archive contact Preservation Officer B. J. Gudmundsson at 304-799-3989 or email info@pocahontaspre servation.org Prints of photographs are available.