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CYANMAGENTAYELLOWBLACK 8 This photograph of Charles Kuhl was taken in Iraq in 1991, after the battle of 73 Easting. Kuhl's military branch is the Army, stationed in Bamberg, Germany. Honoring Freedom • Supplement to Sunday Gazette-Mail • June 30, 2013 Navy PC3 Houston S. Roberts, of Milton, served aboard the USSS Diamondhead AE 19, an ammunition ship. This photograph was taken after a collision with the USS Independence off the coast of Cuba during a re-arming-at-sea exercise in May 1961. This photo of Army 2nd Lt. Paul Hollar, of Charleston, was taken December 1971 outside "hooch" at base camp "Castle in the Sky," around 70 miles from Saigon. Hollar was with B Company, 169th Engineering Battalion. Sfc. Steve Lacy, of Julian, served for 23 years with the Navy and Army in South America and Iraq with Special Forces. Army Lt. James E. Marshall, of Nitro, served with the 3rd Battalion, 38th Infantry Reg., 2nd Infantry Div., during the Korean War. Marshall was killed in action on Sept. 19, 1952, at Changu-Gol, Korea. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross posthumously. This photograph was taken in Korea in July 1952. Pfc. Thurman Ratliff, from Widen, served with the 357th Infantry 90th Division. This photo was taken in 1943, just before Ratliff shipped out to England. He was also in the invasion of Normandy. He was wounded in action and received a Purple Heart. Now 92, Ratliff resides in Duck. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Ray Hollandsworth, of Hurricane, served with the Atlantic Fleet during World War II. This photograph was taken in 1945 in Lincoln County. Army Pvt. Frank Jarrell, of Madison, served with the 5th Infantry Division at Normandy. This photograph was taken in 1943. Air Force MSgt. Michael S. Crum, of Huntington, with the 130th Airlift Wing. Army 1st Lt. Ivan Hollandsworth, of Hurricane, served with the 80th Division, 315th Artillery in World War I Air Force Lt. Col. Harry Weir, of Charleston, served with the 130th Tactical Airlift Group. MSgt. Wilford L. Harper, of Bandytown, served in the 101st Airborne, U.S. Army, in World War II. Harper is shown beside a fence in a POW camp; a paratrooper, he was captured on D-Day. He and his fellow POWs were liberated by the Russians in March 1945. Cpl. Paul Nichols, of Spencer, served in the Army 273 Infantry. SP5 Medical Lab Assistant Raymond Houston, of Charleston (hometown Logan), served with the Army's 130th Gen Hsopt USAREUR in an 18-month tour of duty in Vietnam. Submitted by his widow, Beverly O. Houston, of Charleston, this photo was taken in South Vietnam in 1969. Cpl. Carl Geroski was born in Henry and lived in Davis. He enlisted in the Army in 1941 and was stationed at Schofield Barracks on Oahu, Hawaii, where he witnessed the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Serving in the 25th Infantry "Tropic Lightning" Division, he fought in the Guadalcanal campaign and was wounded in New Georgia. He convalesced at the Fort Sam Houston military hospital near San Antonio. He served as a 605 Heavy Machine Gunner and was in the military from 1941 to 1945. Roger Johnson, Company A, 51st Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armory Division AMERICAN ENGINEERS, INC. Structural / Foundation / Pipe Stress / Civil Professional Services • Structural Engineering • Foundation Design • Building Inspection • CADD & Pipestress Professional Engineering Services For Your Needs Air Force 1st Lt. Buster Paul Meadows, of Madison, was killed on a mission flying a B-25 out of Kunming, China. 1116 Smith St., Suite 207 • Charleston, WV 25301 304-340-7055 Fax #304-340-7055 Licensed By: WV, Ohio, KY, PA, Fla., Ind., NY CYANMAGENTAYELLOWBLACK Army Pfc. H.S. Samp Roberts Sr., of Milton, served with the motor pool. This photo was taken at Camp Blanding, Fla., before departure to France in World War II. Roscoe Mullins holds a commendation for his military service from Mountaineer Post 9097. Technician 5th Grade Elmer Earl Aliff served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater in the Air Corps Infantry from September 1942 to February 1946. He received the Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Asiastic-Pacific Theater Ribbon.

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