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How the West was Won

I enjoyed a relaxing Sunday earlier this week and discovered one of my old favorite movies was on. How the West was Won. While Deborah Reynolds and Gregory Peck carried much of the story one of my three heroes was … Continue reading

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Your Blood His Guts

My Dad was a WWII veteran. While he served under Gen. Mark Clark he told me General Patton’s nickname became “. He told the joke among the mean was that it was His Guts your Blood. “Blood and Guts” Patton … Continue reading

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The Passing of a Great Legionnaire

Before I begin my article, I want to take time to share the passing of a wonderful man, veteran, and citizen of Hominy. WWII Navy vet John Fields passed last week, and it was difficult time for all of us … Continue reading

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Old Soldiers Never Die

First, today in 1919 the American Legion was founded in Paris by 1,000 veterans of the American Expeditionary Force who met to discuss transition to civilian life and what veterans could do to help each other adjust and to work … Continue reading

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Recognition Deserved

This day in 1918 President Wilson authorized the Army’s Distinguished Service Medal. The Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to any person who while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Army, that had distinguished himself or herself by exceptionally meritorious … Continue reading

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