Daily Journal SHILOH, Tenn. – Shiloh National Military Park officials are seeking help for a special Memorial Day exhibit. Anyone who has a family member who died during or after military service can send the park a photograph of the fallen soldier. Photographs or images from the Revolutionary War up to the present day will […]

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A solider is embraced by her family at the U.S. Army Reserve in Starkville on Saturday before she leaves to be deployed from Sioux City, Iowa, to the Middle East.

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Wiping away tears, Paletha Keaton hugged her husband, Staff Sergeant Joe Keaton, before he boarded a charter bus heading toward Sioux City, Iowa, to be deployed for the second time. Early in the morning, the soft blue light of dusk covered the 71 U.S. Army Reservists and their […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – On Saturday, members of the community will gear up for a 22-mile “ruck,” or “hike,” through Tupelo to call attention to the epidemic of veteran suicide in the United States. Each day, 22 veterans commit suicide on average, amounting to more than 8,000 lost soldiers each year. The […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The new American Legion Post 49 is slowly coming together. The original building was destroyed during the 2014 tornado, and the replacement is taking shape after a series of delays. “They’re just finishing the drywall and starting the work for the drop ceilings,” said Mike Pettigrew, Post […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Bills have been filed in both chambers of the Mississippi Legislature to help with the construction of what has been described as the final piece to Tupelo Veterans Park – a replica of the Vietnam War Memorial. Supporters say a state investment in a replica of […]

Billy Watkins The Clarion-Ledger JACKSON – They were country boys who had never traveled farther from home than a neighboring county. Born and raised during the era of the Great Depression, they were strong and willing and a bit naive. That is who America sent to the other side of the earth to help win […]

By Martha Waggoner Associated Press A Medal of Honor recipient who lost an eye while taking a grenade blast to save a fellow Marine now faces a hit-and-run charge in South Carolina, police say. Retired Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, 26, turned himself in and appeared in court Thursday with an attorney on misdemeanor charges of hit-and-run […]

Special to the Journal JACKSON – Maj. Gen. Augustus L. (Leon) Collins was reappointed Monday as the Adjutant General of Mississippi by Gov. Phil Bryant. As adjutant general, Collins serves as the commanding general of both the Mississippi Army and Air National Guard. He is responsible for providing the state and the U.S. with a […]

Special to the Journal JACKSON – Major General Augustus L. (Leon) Collins was reappointed Monday as the Adjutant General of Mississippi by Gov. Phil Bryant. As adjutant general, Collins serves as the commanding general of both the Mississippi Army and Air National Guard. He is responsible for providing the state and the U.S. with a […]