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Gen. John Rhodes, left, presents the flag to Albert Mason, brother of George Mason, who had been missing in action since Feb. 14, 1951 near Chuam-ni, South Korea.

Daily Journal Army Cpl. George H. Mason was finally laid to rest Tuesday at Emory Cemetery in Byhalia after more than six decades of being declared missing in action near Chuam-ni, South Korea. Scores of people, including retired military personnel from around the country, came to pay their respects to Mason, who was 19 when […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal In the early days of the Vietnam War, soldiers hit in battle had a special radio frequency to call for help. All they had to say was, “I need Dustoff.” “Dustoff” would summon a helicopter to evacuate the wounded. “There was a special bond between ground soldiers and helicopter pilots […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal BYHALIA – A Korean War soldier’s remains will be buried next to his parents’ graves in Byhalia’s Emory Cemetery on Tuesday. Army Cpl. George H. Mason was 19 when he was reported missing in action on Feb. 14, 1951, near Chuam-ni, South Korea. In 2007, the Army requested a […]

By Julie Pace AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Thursday abandoned his pledge to end America’s longest war, announcing plans to keep at least 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017 and hand the conflict off to his successor. It is another setback for the president in […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – The Daughters of the American Revolution revealed a new memorial marker at Veterans Park on Saturday to honor America’s first veterans. Resting in the middle of the park, the granite marker reads above the DAR insignia, “In memory of the patriots who served in the war of the […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Members of American Legion Post 49 want their new building to honor those killed and missing in action. The April 2014 tornado devastated the old building, but the replacement is coming together. One of the planned improvements is a memorial marker program, a collection of bricks with […]

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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 […]