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Local veterans take emotional flight

honor flight one.jpgThree local residents, including Jim Rash, formerly of Gallatin, traveled on the Central Missouri 35th Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 15.   John Rice, Larry Starrett and Jim Rash were chosen for the very special and emotional journey to visit the WWII, Korea and Vietnam Memorials.  They also visited Arlington National Cemetery and witnessed the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The guards displayed

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day Held at AARC

Frank Frazier VFW Post 2172 will perform a ceremony to remember POWs/MIAs at 11:45 a.m., Sept. 18, at the Active Aging Resource Center (AARC), 109 S Main Street, Gallatin.

The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. All Americans are encouraged to take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are

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The final word…remembering Frank V. Frazier

his history, his future

If you were to stroll through the Noyon New British Cemetery and read the names on the rows and rows of white gravestones, you would find that most of the men buried there were from the United Kingdom. These young soldiers had been sent by the British Empire to the Western Front to fight the Germans during World War One.

There is only one American buried

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Souvenirs from the Front Line of Korea

Sidney Franks said this pocket knife saved his life during the Korean War. Sidney was making his way to the front lines when his fatigues got hung up in some brush and he had to cut himself out.

“You can’t holler for help on the front lines unless you want a bullet in the head,” he said. Sidney served as an infantryman on the front lines in the Korean Conflict

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Jesse Reynolds Now at Veterans Home in Cameron

Jesse Reynolds of Gallatin has taken residence at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron. Mr. Reynolds moved there Friday, Aug. 7, and welcomes visits from friends. His cell phone number is still the same, 660-663-2238.

Mr. Reynolds is a survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack which pushed the United States into World War II. He has been decorated and recognized by various veterans groups and at honor events and will

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Blasts from the Past

Aug. 10, 2005

Annie Gibson has opened a law office in Gallatin in the building located at 109 East Jackson. A 1997 Gallatin R-5 graduate, Annie attended the University of Missouri at Columbia, where she received her degree in psychology. She went to law school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and passed the bar exam in 2004.

Kinsey Batson, Student Council President at Gallatin High School, is one of

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DAR Recognizes Vietnam Veterans, Commemorative Stamp

The Gallatin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will honor Daviess County veterans of the Vietnam War with a special dedication cancellation stamp during a ceremony set for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Gallatin Post Office.

Gallatin DAR has been trying to collect all the names of county Vietnam veterans since the Moving Wall came to Gallatin last August.

“We know the veterans listed

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Letter to the Editor: Altamont Soldier Buried in France

My name is Dave Nyhlen (currently living in Beaurains les Noyon, France) and understand that you maintain the website for the Historical Society and was hoping that you might be able to put me in contact with someone related to a Lt. Frands V Frazier from Altamont, MO, who died 24th of March, 1918, from wounds received while the Germans retook the city of Noyon, France, in their last offensive

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DAR Recognizes 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

The Gallatin Chapter DAR with the Dockery Park Board are recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War at the opening ceremonies of the July 4 celebration and wish to honor and thank our community’s veterans and their families for their sacrifice and service. If you served during the Vietnam War we invite you to contact the Gallatin DAR. Contact Elizabeth Plotner at 660-663-5645.

The DAR’s Vietnam War 50th Commemoration

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