February 7, 2012
Rockdale County resident Freeman Barber fought with the 8th Armored Division of the U.S. Army during World War II. He saw combant action across northern Europe against German panzer tanks. Here, he is pictured in an undated photograph during the war.
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Rockdale County resident Freeman Barber described his time serving in a Sherman tank during World War II as being part of a team out of necessity. "Only the tank commander with his head popped up from the top hatch knows what's going on," he said.