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John Vick, Author at The Andalusia Star-News

Lifestyles

The story of Sydney E. Manning, Corporal, U.S. Army, WW1, Medal of Honor

Only two native Alabamians were awarded the Medal of Honor during WW I. They were Army Corporal Sydney E. Manning and Navy Gunners Mate First ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, April 9, 2021 5:24 pm

Lifestyles

Ambush at Ap Nhi – The Heroism of Sergeant William W. Seay, U.S. Army Vietnam War – Medal of Honor Conclusion

On this week of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day, we salute all those who served and remember the fallen. This is the last of three articles ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, April 2, 2021 5:27 pm

Lifestyles

Ambush at Ap Nhi – The Heroism of Sergeant William W. Seay, U.S. Army Vietnam War – Medal of Honor Part 2

Author’s special note: Much of what is written below remained unknown for 40 years. Only through the dedication and determination of several of Sergeant William ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, March 26, 2021 4:53 pm

News

Witness to History: Corporal Charles L. Saunders

Mr. Charles Leonard Saunders was a great American soldier and member of The Greatest Generation. He died at his home in Troy, Alabama, on March ... Read more

by John Vick, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:20 am

Lifestyles

Ambush at Ap Nhi – The Heroism of Sergeant William W. Seay, U.S. Army Vietnam War – Medal of Honor Part 1

Sarah Lee has a vivid memory of the day she learned of her little brother’s death. She remembers, “I saw a green government car pull ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, March 19, 2021 4:20 pm

Lifestyles

The story of Sergeant Mathew Leonard, U.S. Army, Vietnam, Medal of Honor

We have no way of knowing the final thoughts of Platoon Sergeant Mathew Leonard as he sat propped against a tree for support, emptying his ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, March 12, 2021 4:33 pm

Lifestyles

The story of Captain Gary Michael Rose, U.S. Army , Vietnam War, Medal of Honor

“You get on a helicopter and you fly for 45 minutes, an hour west – when you know by helicopter the border’s only five minutes ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, March 5, 2021 3:54 pm

Lifestyles

The story of Sergeant Willie J. Locke, Jr. USMC Vietnam Veteran

Willie Locke and Mortar Squad #8 were busy pumping round after round into the oncoming North Vietnamese assault. Willie suddenly found himself blown several yards ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, February 26, 2021 5:07 pm

News

Remembering John Fletcher Jones: Veteran, lawyer, family man

Andalusia has lost another member of The Greatest Generation, with the passing of John Fletcher Jones on February 20, 2021. Mr. Jones was a native ... Read more

by John Vick, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:38 pm

Lifestyles

The story of Sergeant Ola. L. Mize, U.S. Army, Korea, Medal of Honor

The soldier finally made his way back to his unit’s command post and tried to give his report. Standing there with his uniform in tatters, ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, February 19, 2021 3:23 pm

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