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World War II

WWII brought long-time mayor to Oxford

Guest columnist Elizabeth Leslie, wife of long-time former Oxford mayor John Leslie, shares memories of how World War II brought her future husband to Ole Miss and Oxford, and how they ended up staying here forever. (June 11, 2014, Page 4)

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    Our past offers important lessons for our future

    In doing research for The EAGLE’s “Yesterday’s Papers” feature, News Editor Jonathan Scott has experienced a wide range of emotions, from inspiring to discomforting. Scott takes a look at some of the views and practices from the past after looking at a 1944 issue of The EAGLE. (June 5, 2014, Page 4)

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      WWII vet goes back in time

      World War II veteran Russell Stokes was treated by a former student to a trip to Evansville, Ind. to see a Land Ship Tank Navy ship like the one he served on during the way. (July 10, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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        Vet honored 68 years after D-Day

        World War II veteran Robert W. Plants was honored Thursday at City Hall with a the French Legion of Honour Medal for his service on D-Day. (May 25, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)

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          The four chaplains practiced what they preached

          Looking for a bit of inspiration? Local columnist T.J. Ray offers us the “four chaplains” and their story during World War II that shows they talked the talk and walked the walk. (March 2, 2012, Page 4A)

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            The Clock Will Soon Be Still

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the O’Hares, “Butch” and “Easy Eddie,” and how they both passed on a legacy of honor and courage. (February 28, 2012, Page 4)

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              Sleeping Giant

              Wednesday marks the 70th anniversary of “the day that will live in infamy,” the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at the event with closer looks at some involved – his father and also Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. (December 6, 2011, Page 4)

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                Faulkner shot at me and missed, (Thank God)

                Guest columnist J.W. “Jay” Mitchell discusses what it was like for him moving to Oxford from the Mississippi Delta shortly after World War II and an encounter with literary great William Faulkner on a hunting trip. (November 21, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Grieving for a city that won WWII

                  Columnist Susan Boehm lived in Detroit when WWII began and remembers the days when Detroit was known as the “Arsenal of Democracy.” (September 30, 2011, Page 1B)

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                    Fishing with my father

                    Columnist Susan Boehm takes us back in time to when she enjoyed the lazy days of summer fishing with her father. (July 29, 2011, Page 1B)

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