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CYANMAGENTAYELLOWBLACK 17 June 30, 2013 • Honoring Freedom • Supplement to Sunday Gazette-Mail The late Earl Nowling Sr., of Charleston, served in World War II. Ralph Nowling, of Charleston, served in the Korean War. Army Sgt. Earl Nowling, of Charleston, served in the 4th Division in Vietnam in 1970 and 1971. Col. Fleetwood Guthrie, of Dunbar, was a commander of the 130th Troop Carrier Squadron. He was an aviation cadet in the Army Air Corps, flew more than 300 combat hours in Europe and flew for Gov. Cecil Underwood during Underwood's first administration. His military awards included the Meritorious Service Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Air Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Combat Readiness Medal, the Armed Services Longevity Service Medal and many others. Guthrie died in 1997 at age 76. Harold R. Wilson, of Clendenin, served with the Marine Corps from Dec. 27, 1968 to Nov. 22, 1988. He retired a staff sergeant with two tours of Vietnam in 1969 and 1970. Sp4 Wayne Tucker, of Hugheston, served with the 1st Cavalry Division, Air Mobile, Battery C, 1 Bn., 30th Artillery. This photo was taken on L.Z. Joy during the 1968 Tet Offensive. Pfc. Ray Dickens, Co. G, 334th Infantry, was killed in action. Tech. Sgt. Donald P Mason . Sr. is seen as a staff sergeant at Kilag Ridge, Leyte, Philippine Islands, where he served in November 1944. He also served at Capoocan Island and received the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Army Pfc. Charles "Doc" Hammonds served in Vienna, Austria, during World War II. His hometown is Rand. Marine Sgt. Seth Fisher, of Ripley, is seen in Afghanistan in 2011, serving with 3rd Bn., 2nd Marines. He and cousin, Luke Johnson, were stationed in Afghanistan simultaneously. S/Sgt. Orville (Rip) Carpenter, of Charleston, is seen in Panama in 1941. He also served with the 10th Armour in 1945 and 1946. Navy 3rd Class Torpedoman Cecil R. Tolbert, whose hometown is Beckley, served aboard the USS Black DD666 during the Korean War. This photo was taken in San Diego. Pfc. James E. Carte, whose hometown is Clay and who currently resides in Hurricane, served from 1953 to 1956 with the Paratroopers, 11th and 101st Division. Sgt. Haskell C. Moore, of Sod, was with the Army's HQ Company, 18th Tank Battalion, during the Battle of the Bulge, Rhineland and Central Europe. He served from March 1943 to January 1946, receiving the Silver Star and Purple Heart for his military service. Cpl. Mary Kathryn Winfree Moses, of Glasgow, served in the Army as a surgery tech at Ashford General Hospital (now The Greenbrier). This photo was taken in 1943. She was discharged in 1946 from Fort Dix, N.J. She is now 90 years old. Your WVU Capt. John E. King, of St. Albans, was with Armor H.T. He was an MACV adviser at Cao Lanh, Vietnam, where he is shown relaxing at base camp in August 1968. Apparel Headquarters! 2013 OFFICIAL WVU GOLD NIKE FAN TEE Ray Hall (center), of Loudendale, is seen with two shipmates. Hall served in the Normandy invasion and in the North Atlantic during World War II. U.S. Army SP-4 John Duffield, of Winfield, served from 1954 to 1957 with the 302 Army Security Agency Bn., 7th Corp., in Bamberg, Germany. His son, Stephen Duffield, also served in the Army. Pfc. Hobert Rutledge, of Dunbar, is seen in Korea in October 1952 when he was 23. "This was the last battle we were in in Operation Showdown on Jane Russell Hill," Rutledge wrote. To honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of our great nation we are offering the following for Veterans. • With a copy of your DD-214 or Military Discharge papers, you are entitled to one complimentary interment space in our beautiful Veterans Garden. • Wives and children are allowed to be interred next to their Veteran loved one. • Veterans are eligible to have their name, branch of service, placed on the Wall of Honor, in bronze, located in the Honors Section of the Veteran's Garden • Veterans and their families are entitled to preneed discounts on all needed burial items. • All families are entitled to a Family Estate Planning Portfolio (information on Veterans and Social Security Benefits, Insurance, Wills, Living Willis, etc.), a comprehensive guide and a record book no family should be without, with no obligation. Many families are unaware of these benefits . . . To receive information on our Veteran's packages and your Family Estate Planning Portfolio, please call (304) 562-7780. Valley View Memorial Gardens PO Box 429 -2466 Main Street Hurricane, WV 25526 25 $ Believe It, Achieve It. Mountaineer Strong! 1418 MacCorkle Ave. SW Charleston Like us on Facebook at Sport Mart, WV Stephen Duffield, Army E-4 (October 1978-October 1982), of Winfield, (left) is seen with his buddy, Dwayne Johnson, in Germany, 1980. Duffield was stationed in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 1979 to 1981 and was with the 269th Signal Co., 72nd Signal Bn., 7 Signal Brigade. His father, John Duffield, also served in the Army. 304-744-1200 Valley View Memorial Park's Chapel of the Guardian Angel AMANDA ASHWORTH Family Service Manager 2466 Main Street P Box 429 .O. Hurricane, WV 25526 (304) 562-7780 Fax: (304) 562-7788 CYANMAGENTAYELLOWBLACK

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