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CYANMAGENTAYELLOWBLACK 11 June 30, 2013 • Honoring Freedom • Supplement to Sunday Gazette-Mail Naif Namey, Leon Namey and Mose Namey, who served in the Army in World War II, stand behind their sisters, Mary Geneive and Louise Namey, who are wearing their brothers' service jackets. CW4 Francis M. Kerns served in the Regular Army and W.Va. Army National Guard for a combined total of 35 years. This photo was taken in 1942. Army Chaplain (Major) Cody J. Vest, of Scott Depot, is seen in October 2012 at a daddy/daughter dance at the Fort Bragg Officers' Club. Pictured with his wife, Julie Phillips Clark, in March 2013 is Nathaniel (Nate) Lee Clark, of Hernshaw. The photo was taken for his promotion to Master Sergeant. He serves with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/AMMO and is stationed at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. Bobby Lee Carpenter, of Quick, served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Army Pfc. Earl Russell Cobb, of Quincy, served in Vietnam. Cpl. Grover Cleveland Darby Sr. served in the Korean War. This photograph was taken during maneuvers in Watertown, N.Y. He was honorably discharged in 1953 but remained in the Reserves until 1960. Darby, 84, and his wife, who married in May 1951 during his first leave, live in Big Chimney. Robert L. Fleck was killed in Vietnam on Oct. 19, 1967, saving his fellow troops from an incoming grenade. He received the Purple Heart. Fleck is pictured with his parents on his last visit home. Charles M. Connor Sr., of Charleston, was in the first wave at Normandy Beach on D-Day with Co. B., 116th Infantry, 29th Division. Pfc. Conner was wounded on the sixth day after the start of the invasion. His decorations and citations included the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, WWII Victory Medal and the American Campaign Medal. Army E5 Louie Patton served from 1966 to 1969 in Vietnam. This photo was taken during Basic Training at Fort Knox, Ky., in 1966. Navy Chief Master Officer John Bell and his son, John Andrew Bell. William Charles Todd entered the Army on April 1, 1951, at Fort Meade, Md., and went to the 51st Signal Btn., Camp Gordon, Ga. He served in Korea until July 30, 1952 and was discharged as a corporal on Jan. 5, 1953. Hancil (Hank) Kessel (19292004), of Rand and Ward, served with the Marines during the Korean War. He was with Platoon 229, 85h Recruit Battalion, before going to Korea from 1952 to 1953, where he was a member of 4.2 Mortor Co., 105mm Howitzer Division. BROYHILL ATTIC HEIRLOOMS Second Largest Collection SOLD IN THE U.S. For 9 Years! Army Cpl. Charles H. Armstrong, of Glasgow, served with the 1st Division, 16th Infantry. This photo was taken outside of company barracks in Furth, Germany in 1949. Paul Ray Carpenter, of Quick, served in the Navy from February 1943 to February 1948 and September 1951 to April 1953. His medals included the World War II Victory Medal. Jim Hughes, of Sod, served in the Korean War. 60% Now's Your Chance To Buy At Great Prices 12 HS MONTEST INTER E FRE OFF RETAIL Bedrooms • Dining Rooms • Tables • Entertainment Centers Richard West Jr., of Charleston, served in the Army. Pfc. Robert O. Slater Sr., of Charleston, served in Communications with the Army. Richard West III, of Charleston, served in the Air Force. Navy Aviation Machinist Mate 1st Class Sterling B. "Bill" Ray, of Diamond, served with Bombing Squadron 103 and later Patrol Bombing Squadron 101 in World War II. He won several medals for his service from September 1942 to October 1945. ONLY 20 MINUTES FROM CHARLESTON ON RT. 60 EAST It's Worth the Drive! 1-800-479-1137 595-1111 HOURS: SUN. 1-5 MON.-SAT. 9:30-5 SALE ENDS JULY 15TH Naif Namey served in the Army during World War II. George Murad served in the Army in World War II. CYANMAGENTAYELLOWBLACK CLOS ED ON JULY 4TH

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