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 […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – American Legion Post 49 is creating a new way to honor veterans. The memorial marker program will feature names and other information about Lee County residents who were killed or listed as missing in action while fighting for their country. “It’s going to be a continuing, year-after-year […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Progress on the Vietnam Replica Wall inched forward Wednesday as the project received a $5,000 grant. Penned by project spearhead Janie Alexander, the grant comes courtesy of the W.W. Grainger Foundation. Shannon Bibbee, plant manager for Grainger’s Southaven plant, presented the grant to the CREATE Foundation at Veterans […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Maj. Jay Patton, operation supervisor and pilot at the Army Aviation Support Facility, began flying the AH-64 – known as the Apache – in 2012 after learning about its sophisticated technology. Sen. Roger Wicker visited the facility on Tuesday to emphasize the importance of keeping the 13 Apache […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – “I probably shouldn’t tell you this,” said Leo Roeske, turning to grin at his wife, Melba, in a way that suggested, no, he probably shouldn’t tell whatever he was about to tell. Naturally, he did anyway. “One night, she was mad,” he said, describing an argument he […]

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Emery Murff, left, waves her American flag as she directs other fifth-grade students during the Veterans Day musical program Friday afternoon at Pierce Street Elementary School.

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Pierce Street Elementary School fifth-graders put their pipes to work performing patriotic songs Friday afternoon. The students learned the songs in music class and practiced all week during their activity periods for the performance, which celebrated Veterans Day. They sang classic songs such as “America, the Beautiful” […]

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Master Sgt. Bob Verell, US Marine Corps Retired, plays taps at the close of the Veterans Day Ceremony.

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Sitting before the Veterans Breakfast at Tupelo Automobile Museum, Marine Corps League veterans Mitch Beard, Shirlie McDaniel and Andy Chapman shook hands, happy to see old friends on Veterans Day. The three recalled what it was like being a veteran coming home from the Vietnam War before loading […]