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Peterson flew P-51 Mustang fighter in Pacific during WWII

For a kid who didn't finish high school Wilhelm Herbert "Bill" Peterson ended up with a college degree and eventually in the seat of a P-51 Mustang fighter plane in the Pacific Theater of World War II.

MECCA: Veterans Day will find me at the Wall

This year, Veteran's Day will be spent honoring those whose names appear on The Wall.

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Vietnam vet makes trip to Taiwan to honor father's WW II service

Jack Coyle recently took a trip of a lifetime to honor his father, a World War II veteran.

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WWII vet served as 'Dorothy the Welder' in Marines

Dorothy Turner, also known as "Dorothy the Welder," was a proud Marine.

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Conyers' American Legion seeks new members

American Legion Post 77 Commander Zeste Debro believes service doesn't end when the uniform is hung up for good.

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Memorial remembers war veterans

After handing out flyers at Conyers Fabulous Fourth Festival, Tommy Clack realized how few people knew Rockdale County was home to a veterans war memorial.

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VETERAN'S STORY: Being an Army nurse seemed 'the thing to do'

When her father, Dr. John W. McClain, made house calls in Mitchell County, Elizabeth would run to the barn to turn the starting crank handle on his Model T Ford, thrilled she was allowed to drive the old "Tin Lizzie" around to the front of their house.

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Horrors of Vietnam drive vet to help

Joe May attempted to move on after serving in the Army in Vietnam by helping fellow veterans readjust to civilian life. He said the horrors of war are always with him and the best medicine he has found is helping others.

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Car show to benefit the military

Rose King knows all about sacrificing for the greater good. She has six family members in the military, including one son serving in Afghanistan and one set to deploy in January.

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Man's career spanned Korea, Vietnam eras

Oxford resident Frank Aiken said he volunteered for the Army to fight in Korea but left after one tour of duty spent as an artillery trainer in Germany. He returned years later to serve two tours of duty in Vietnam.

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Soldier's death hits home for military family

News of a fallen soldier in Afghanistan this week struck close to home for the Pulliam family of Rockdale County.

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A VETERAN'S STORY: Lifetime of service drives Conyers guardsman

CONYERS -- In his third tour of duty in Iraq as an Army helicopter pilot, 1982 Heritage High School graduate Thomas "Tommy" Golden said the heat is one of the toughest things to get used to.

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Vietnam vet won't let disability affect career

As a former high school athlete, Max Cleland loved to compete. He never let the loss of an arm and both legs in Vietnam stop him and it was that competitive spirit that led the former third baseman from Lithonia High School to eventually become a U.S. senator.

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Military News - 02-02-11

News on the following: Xavier A. Carter, Randy P. Bray, Shacura K. Wright, Amanda L. DePue, Stacey E. Wilburn

Military News - 02-01-11

News on the following: Ivan Turyshin and Zachary John Bowers



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