Profiles of Courage Series

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 21:30

Howard Odom – A family of veterans and heroes

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Howard Odom just celebrated 70 plus years of marriage and at 90 years of age, his mind is as sharp as ever. He recalls his short stint in the Army vividly as well as his two brothers. He is quick…
Wednesday, 04 January 2017 17:56

William H. Neel - Diary of a serviceman

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The armed services, the war, and being away from home in accommodations far from what one has been accustomed to, take their toll on our servicemen and women. Veterans have found varying ways to deal with the absence of family,…
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 21:31

In Flanders Field

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In Flanders Field the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row, that mark our places, and in the sky. The larks still bravely, singing, fly, scarce heard amidst the guns below. All of America’s war dead are not buried…
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 23:06

Gail Moul – Surviving Pearl Harbor as a child

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December 7, 2016 marked the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a day that will live in history forever. Gail Moul knows all too well, from firsthand experience, the devastation suffered on that day. Moul was six years old in 1941…
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 22:07

Robert E. Ringer – “Good Night Irene”

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American troops have repeatedly answered their nation’s call to service in numerous wars and conflicts around the globe. War is never easy and never without the sacrifices of those who wear the uniforms of the United States. Each conflict is…
Thursday, 03 November 2016 15:14

Diary of S/Sgt Ray E. Cook in WWII

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Ray Cook at the age of 19 was working as a Linotype setter for the Jackson County Floridan. Cook’s ties to Marianna are long standing as he was the brother of longtime Floridan writer Retilla Cook Miller. When WWII erupted,…
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