By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal CORINTH – The sixth annual Corinth Civil War and Militaria Show and Sale will give attendees an opportunity to view a rare war artifact seldom displayed to the public. The .50-caliber rifle of Civil War sniper Jack Hinson will be on display Saturday at the Crossroads Arena Convention Center, located […]

By Donna Cassata Associated Press WASHINGTON – The Senate has confirmed the president’s choice to run the Pentagon. The vote Thursday was 93-5 for Ash Carter. He’ll replace Chuck Hagel and be Obama’s fourth defense secretary in six years. Carter faces the unenviable task of steering the military as the United States battles Islamic State […]

By David Espo and Nedra Pickler Associated Press WASHINGTON – Declaring the Islamic State is on the defensive and “going to lose,” President Barack Obama asked Congress on Wednesday to formally authorize military force against the militants. But he vowed not to repeat the large and costly ground wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama said […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The Civil War sweeps through Chickasaw County Feb. 21-22 as re-enactors gather at Prairie Mound to dig into history and maybe dig up a little treasure. Event organizers said last year’s 150th re-enactment of the Battle of Okolona brought more than 2,000 people to battlefield northeast of town […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Major Warren Ellsworth Sauter died heroically in October 1944 after directing orders against a strong enemy force near Luneville, France during World War II. Attributes in the war earned him a Silver Star, Purple Heart and the French Croix de Guerre. As a tribute, the town of […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – During his one-year tour of duty in Vietnam, Capt. Robert Barrett estimates he helped transport between 2,000 and 4,000 troops while serving as an aircraft commander on a U.S. Army UH-1H medical evacuation helicopter, but the chance of reconnecting with any of them now is seemingly one […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – The Calhoun City National Guard was debriefed in Oxford on Sunday morning and was given information on their benefits from veterans’ hospitals to the G.I. Bill. Joey Jones, an E8 First Sergeant in the group, said the group of just over 150 left for Afghanistan last October, and returned stateside in […]

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal Officials and a room filled mostly with soldiers, retired and active, on Thursday formally renamed the new Mississippi Highway 6 through Lee County the “Military Order of the Purple Heart Highway,” honoring all whose wounds in uniform led to awarding the distinctive medal to 500,000 still-living Americans and many others […]

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Nolen Cowley Jr. stands in salute Tuesday morning while "Taps" is played during the Tupelo Veterans Day memorial ceremony.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The desire and need to serve shouldn’t end when someone leaves the military. Veterans should continue to serve their communities. That was the simple, heartfelt message of Larry Dykes, the keynote speaker at the Tupelo Veterans Day ceremony. “We are trained to serve and protect each other in […]