MERIDIAN (AP) – Officials at a Mississippi military base say a jet has crashed on a training flight, and that two people on board the plane were able to safely eject near the airfield. Naval Air Station Meridian said in a statement to The Associated Press that an instructor pilot and a student were both […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Trent Kelly will serve on the armed services committee during his next term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Kelly’s office announced news of the appointment Wednesday afternoon. “Providing for the common defense of this nation is the most important duty we have as elected officials […]

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Randy Roberts converted the one-car garage at his east Tupelo home into a mini museum to display his growing military memorabilia collection.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Randy Roberts caught the collecting bug when he was just 11. It was an incurable infection. “I had an uncle from Wheeler, Dennis Glover, who kept everything (World War II-related) he laid his hands on,” Roberts said. “He knew I was interested in this kind of stuff so […]

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Members of Veterans of Foreign War Post 4057 Larry Tatum, Ed O'Callaghan and Tom Ginn help pack care packages with snacks and puzzles for 61 658th Quartermaster Unit soldiers deployed to Kuwait and Iraq on Tuesday. The VFW donated the funds to cover shipping and handling.

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – With hopes to brighten the holidays of 61 overseas soldiers, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4057, along with the 658th Quartermaster Unit of the U.S. Army Reserves, donated items and shipping costs to send care packages to Iraq and Kuwait. In October, soldiers from the 658th Quartermaster […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – Members of the Friends of the Siege and Battle of Corinth recently completed the donation of 11 tracts of land totaling more than 350 acres to Shiloh National Military Park. The Corinth Unit of Shiloh National Military Park was established on Sept. 22, 2000 and has an authorized land area of […]

Daily Journal A post office in Oxford is being named after a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan in 2008. President Obama is expected to sign legislation today that will name the U.S. Postal Service facility on McElroy Drive the “Army First Lieutenant Donald C. Carwile Post Office Building.” The Senate approved the bill, which […]

By Rogelio V. Solis Associated Press WESSON – American flags hung from every pole and business in the small Mississippi town of Wesson as the remains of a 23-year-old sailor headed to his last resting place Wednesday, 75 years to the day after he was killed at Pearl Harbor. Fireman 1st Class Jim H. Johnston […]

By Audrey McAvoy Associated Press HONOLULU – Lauren Bruner was getting ready for church in 1941 on his battleship, the USS Arizona, when the alarm sounded. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor had begun, and Bruner, then 21, scampered up five stories by ladder to the enormous anti-aircraft guns he was responsible for manning. But […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – As a newsboy 75 years ago, Ronnie Young, age 18 at the time, delivered a historic newspaper with a headline that would change the world. On the front read, “PEARL HARBOR ATTACKED.” “I was going through the neighborhood selling these papers on December 7,” Young said. “It was […]