By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The new American Legion Post 49 is slowly coming together. The original building was destroyed during the 2014 tornado, and the replacement is taking shape after a series of delays. “They’re just finishing the drywall and starting the work for the drop ceilings,” said Mike Pettigrew, Post […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Bills have been filed in both chambers of the Mississippi Legislature to help with the construction of what has been described as the final piece to Tupelo Veterans Park – a replica of the Vietnam War Memorial. Supporters say a state investment in a replica of […]

Billy Watkins The Clarion-Ledger JACKSON – They were country boys who had never traveled farther from home than a neighboring county. Born and raised during the era of the Great Depression, they were strong and willing and a bit naive. That is who America sent to the other side of the earth to help win […]

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 […]