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The F-105 Thunderchief finally made its way onto its pedestal on Monday at Veterans Park in Tupelo.

The F-105 Thunderchief, a Vietnam-era fighter-bomber, was moved into its final resting place Monday morning. The large plane, which was hauled from Crossover Road to Veterans Park on Sunday, was once flown by Col. Smitty Harris of Tupelo and Lt. Col. Gene Smith of West Point. Getting the plane to a place of honor was […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – In Tupelo, mechanical engineer Henry Robinson helps the rubber meet the road at Cooper Tire. In Afghanistan, U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Henry Robinson helps the road meet the rubber. “I make sure the roads are safe and passable,” said Robinson, who is halfway through a yearlong […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Since 1981, Navy veterans from ship LST 883 Lamoure County who served during the Korean War reconvene in different locations all over the country. This year, Donald Six, a veteran from Saltillo, decided it was his time to host the gathering of lifelong war friends in Tupelo. Sitting […]

The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship, sits in a conservation tank at a lab in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

By Bruce Smith Associated Press NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The hull of the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship has been cleaned and revealed for the first time in 150 years. After a year of painstaking work, scientists using small chisels and hand tools have removed encrusted sand, sediment and rust from […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – New construction on Legion Road might confuse some people. “They probably see it and say, ‘Whose house is that?’” said Mike Pettigrew, commander of American Legion Post 49. “From a distance, it looks like a dwelling.” The previous building was in the path of the April 2014 […]

Edwin Deushcle faces the crowd after receiving his medals by Rep. Trent Kelly for his service during the Vietnam War in 1970.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – More than 40 years after he was wounded in Vietnam, Ed Deuschle finally got his medals Monday morning. Congressman Trent Kelly presented the Tupelo native with the Silver Star, the Air Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge during a ceremony at Calvary Baptist Church. They are the first […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Col. John Rhodes tried to keep his promotion to general a secret all week at his civilian job at Corinth Gas and Water department, but a huge banner congratulating him greeted him as he arrived to work. The 66th Troop Command, Mississippi Army National Guard, promoted Col. Rhodes […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4057 in Tupelo began collecting coats, sweaters and jackets for their annual coat drive that ends on Dec. 15. During the first year, Larry Tatum, VFW public relations representative, piled up the donated coats into his pickup truck. “It was heaping full,” […]

By Russ Bynum Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. – After 150 years at the bottom of the Savannah River, the armored skeleton of the Confederate warship CSS Georgia is being raised to the surface one 5-ton chunk at a time. Navy divers who began working in late June to recover cannons, unexploded shells and other artifacts […]