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Thursday, May 28, 2015

World War II veterans

Veterans see city from above

Group gives free flights Wednesday to two local veterans in a 1943 Boeing Stearman military training plane. (October 11, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)

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    Bridges gets early start at hard work

    Burley Bridges learned about hard work while in the Civilian Conservation Corps before entering the U.S. Army in 1939. Bridges’ story is part of a series of stories about residents at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. (June 3, 2011, Page 3B)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Harley Garrett writes about the death of local World War II hero Virgil “Bill” Appleton and passes along an e-mail he received that makes his point about the special man the community lost. (August 9, 2010, Page 4)

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        On the shoulders of giants

        Local physician and Army veteran Will Dabbs pens a guest column telling about a recent and valuable friendship with World War II veteran John Ratliff, who recently passed away. Dabbs points out how much Ratliff and other veterans of his time gave for us to have our freedoms today. (March 31, 2010, Page 4)

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