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Charlie F. Walker, Sgt. U.S. Army, 1st Infantry Division, Vietnam

Charlie Walker remembered when the AK-47 round struck him in the left lower back and buttocks, “It felt like Superman hit me!” He didn’t know ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, September 16, 2022 2:30 pm

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One of the last B-17s lost in WWII “Miss Florala”

On April 8, 1945, B-17 44-6173, “Miss Florala,” was lost to flak over Germany. The nose art on the bomber showed the outline of the ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, September 9, 2022 1:30 pm

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Alan. M. Riley, QM1, U.S., Navy, WWII

Alan Riley didn’t think he would live to see the end of the war. There had been typhoons before but this one on June 5, ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, September 2, 2022 2:30 pm

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Vietnam Veteran Kenneth G. Johnson helped build Veterans Park

With the recent visit of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, Andalusia was host to more than 5,000 visitors who came to see it. The Wall ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, August 26, 2022 3:30 pm

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Jack D. Sansom, SH3, U.S. Navy, Vietnam

It seemed like half the ship’s crew of the USS Hornet were gathered on the flight deck, trying to catch a glimpse of the Apollo ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, August 19, 2022 1:30 pm

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William Earl Campbell [William March], Sergeant, U.S Marine Corps, WWI Distinguished Service Cross, French Croix de Guerre

William March was the adopted pen name of William Earl Campbell, a much-decorated Marine veteran from World War I. After the war, he became a ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, August 12, 2022 2:30 pm

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The Vietnam Wall: A place of memories and healing

Covington Veterans Foundation in partnership with the City of Andalusia is proud to be hosting the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall this week, July 28-31. You ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, July 29, 2022 3:30 pm

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Hubert T. Sullivan, Tech Sergeant, U.S. Army Combat Engineer, WWII

Hubert Sullivan’s battalion had been assigned to General Alan Simpson’s 9th U.S. Army, under the overall command of British General Bernard Montgomery. They found themselves ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, July 15, 2022 2:30 pm

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B.H. “Tubby” Hall, U.S. Army, First Lieutenant, WW II, Korea

When asked what he remembered most about the war, Tubby Hall recalled passing through the Ohrdruf concentration camp, “We got there the morning after it ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, July 8, 2022 3:30 pm

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Wilson Merrill Sauls, Private, U.S. Army Paratrooper, WW II

The tall, gangly young soldier from South Alabama couldn’t believe he’d finally made it to Fort Benning, Georgia, the home of the paratroopers, only to ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, July 1, 2022 3:30 pm

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