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CYANMAGENTAYELLOWBLACK 20 Honoring Freedom • Supplement to Sunday Gazette-Mail • June 30, 2013 George Lawson Jr., of South Charleston, served in the Army in 1944 during World War II. George Lawson, of South Charleston, served with the Army in 1917 during World War I. Navy Seaman II Kenneth R. Lawson, of South Charleston, served in World War II. David Lawson, of South Charleston, served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army. James R. "Pete" Lawson, of South Charleston, served in the Army in Korea. Ben Samples, U.S. Army T/3 Melvin C. Tucker, from Black Betsy, served with the 851st Ordnance Company in the Army during World War II. He was stationed in England, France and Germany. Army Pfc. Roy E. Pringle, of Raymond City, was an MP who served under Gen. Mark Clark in Italy, Germany and France during World War II. Glen Williams served in Vietnam with the Air Force. Brent Samples, of South Charleston, U.S. Army Navy Seaman 1st Class MMO 3/C Shirley A. Pringle, whose hometown was Raymond City, was killed at Ascension Island off the African coast during his service in World War II. Army Col. Eugene H. Ramsey Marine Ronnie "Pete" Dwayne Norrell of Freeman. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Simeon Estep is pictured during his service in World War II with his wife, Margret. Army Cpl. Billy J. Lawson, of South Charleston, (center) served in Korea in 1953. Army Col. Robert Lee Helvey served in Vietnam, receiving the Distinguished Service Cross, three Silver Stars and three Purple Hearts. Norman "Bud" Austin served in the Pacific Area from 1944 to 1946 with the Navy. Lt. Tammy Thomason of Roanoke Marine Sgt. Andy Boyd, a 10-year military veteran. Army 1st Lt. Justin McIntire served in Afghanistan. Marine Sgt. Kurlas poses with Ken Samples of South Charleston. Sgt. Nate Lanham and Sgt. Joseph (G.I. Joey) Samples with Rough Rider FOB in Iraq. Air Force Sgt. Allen Combs was 22 years old when this photo was taken in June 1969. Army Sp4 Selena Barker, a Dental Tech, with Medical Command at Coonskin Park, Charleston, with Ken Samples of South Charleston. Three veterans, from left to right: Bud Taylor, Air Force; Ken Samples, Army; and Gary Stringer, Air Force. South Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau July 20 2013 Events Big Brothers Big Sisters Myrtle Beach Dance Aug. 14-18 Sept. 7 Fall Festival Oct. 19 & 20 Rock & Gem Show Nov. 2 & 3 South Charleston Lions Club Arts & Crafts Fair Dec. 14 Salutes Arts & Crafts Mound Festival Sept. 21 FOODLAND PLAZA • ELEANOR Suddenlink Ribfest BBQ Festival Funeral Parade Sept. 14 Army Sgt. Michael Mann was a supply specialist in Giessan, Germany, serving from 1968 to 1970. United Way Sunday Scoop Sept. 5-8 Pfc. L.A. Woods, Army/Air Force, Nuremburg, Germany Army SP George A. Woody II, was with Field Artillery at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Summerfest Aug. 18 Army Sgt. Joseph A. Samples has served two tours in Iraq and is still serving. In this photo, he is presenting a flag to Austin Thomasson while visiting his school in Roanoke. Army Sp4 Johnny Redhawk served in Vietnam from 1965 to 1968, with the 1st Air Cav Division and 82nd Airborne. He and wife Alice reside in Dunbar. South Charleston Christmas Parade @ 12:00 noon Contact Information: Bob Anderson (304) 546-5488 • Mary Basham or Beth Justice (304) 746-5552 FOODLAND PLAZA • ELEANOR 304-586-4279 Sun. - Wed. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thurs., Fri., Sat. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. To Make Reservations 586-4279 CYANMAGENTAYELLOWBLACK

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