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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

World War II

A day of appreciation

Veterans and those who support them spent Monday morning honoring those who gave all for the freedoms everyone enjoys each day during the annual Memorial Day Ceremony held at the National Guard Armory. (May 31, 2011, Page 1)

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    World War II veteran flies high

    World War II veteran and Azalea Gardens resident Hugh Newton took to the skies Tuesday in a 1943 Boeing Stearman, owned by Bill and Darryl Fisher of Salem, Ore. who are touring the country and giving free rides to veterans. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)

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      Table-top game modelers use imagination while painting

      Painting models takes patience, a steady hand and good eye sight when the models are often smaller than 1 inch in height. Oxford residents James Cade and William Sisson dedicate hours, and lots of dollars, for their model-painting hobby. See some of their handiwork in today’s Oxford Living. (February 4, 2011, Page 1B)

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        Remembering Christmases spent on South Lamar

        Jack Mayfield takes us down Memory Lane as he recalls Christmases of the past when he spent the holidays with his grandparents in their South Lamar home. Read about his childhood memories in today’s Oxford Living. (December 23, 2010, Page 3B)

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          Vintage planes land in Oxford

          The Delta Blues Stearman Fly-In is open to all aircraft and aviation enthusiasts and the general public is welcome to come out to the airport to see the aircraft and visit the pilots.

          Several flying contests and events are planned for Saturday. The public is invited to pack their lounge chairs and come hang-out at the airport.

          Stearman aircraft will be featured, as well as other vintage aircraft and more modern sport aircraft. (October 15, 2010, Page 3A)

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            Remains of local WW II vet found

            To the Hellums family, closure can finally be found as their loved one, Cpt. Judge Clayton Hellums, will finally be laid to rest exactly 66 years after his death during World War II.

            On Oct. 9, 1944, Judge Clayton Hellums of the Paris community in Lafayette County and Army Pfc. Lawrence N. Harris of West Virginia were attacked by enemy fire in the M-10 tank destroyer while attempting to clear German forces out of the Parroy Forest near Lunéville. It was reported the men’s remains were destroyed in fire. (October 8, 2010, Page 1)

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              Japan’s WW II surrender recalled

              Today in Hawaii two American flags look down upon the services aboard the Battleship Missouri. The flags will be taken down and shipped to Oxford when the anniversary is over. The two flags are from the granddaughters of Robert E. Roy, step-father of Oxford resident Brian Pray.
              Roy was aboard U.S.S. Missouri during the most important year of the ship from 1944 to 1945 traveling from Iwo Jima to the Okinawa invasion and Sixty Five Days of Hell to being in Japanese water space while the bombs came down to the surrender of the Japanese fleet on his vessel. And while there, he wrote.
              He kept daily logs and memories of the chilling experiences, often noting major tragedies in only a sentence or two, not realizing just yet what the toll would be for the world.

               (September 2, 2010, Page 1)

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                Woman finds her roots in Taylor

                Dolores Burri knew nothing about her father other than he was a U.S. GI soldier, tall and black and met her mother while in Austria in 1956. More than 50 years later, Burri tracked down her roots to Taylor. Read her story in today’s Eagle. (June 14, 2010, Page 1)

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