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Eight Nurses on The Moving Wall

There are only eight female nurses listed on The Moving Wall, not 800 as reported in the Aug. 27 issue of the Gallatin North Missourian.

Richard Casteel from Tulsa, Okla., called to make the correction. He is a volunteer with The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., which came to Dockery Park in Gallatin from Aug. 21-25.

Mr. Casteel said he and his

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Scholarship Available, Applicants Needed

The North Central Missouri College Foundation has announced the current availability of a VFW Post 919 Scholarship. To qualify, students must be enrolled full-time at NCMC. The scholarship award is $250 per semester, renewable for one semester (with continuous full-time enrollment) for a total award of $500 for the 2014-15 school year. While all NCMC students are invited to apply, preference will be given to active duty military members, reservists,

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Gallatin DAR to Ring in Constitution Week

With “Bells Across America”

The Gallatin DAR has invited all Gallatin community churches to ring their bells at 3 p.m. on Constitution Day, Sept. 17, in conjunction with a mayoral proclamation from the steps of Gallatin City Hall announcing Constitution Week at 3:05 p.m. by Gallatin Mayor Barb Ballew. Light refreshments will follow at the Daviess County Library, where a window display has been arranged for September.

The Gallatin Chapter

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Letter to the Editor: The Moving Wall and Thanks

Dear Editor:

There was a very heartfelt thank you in last week’s paper from Elaine Kettering regarding the Vietnam Moving Wall. Carl and I appreciate our names being mentioned and that we provided some food and drinks, but we were volunteers just like all the rest of the community.

VFW Post 2172 and a core group of volunteers from the community, spearheaded by Post Commander Ray Clevenger, spent more than

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The Wall Brings Mysteries, Answers

Aaron Gray (on right with tattoo on arm) is from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He spends seven to eight months traveling with The Moving Wall and scheduling events. Every year, during the winter months of the off-season, between November and April, brand new panels are put on the wall with any new names added. Mr. Gray said the community of Gallatin was “phenomenal.” Because of the excellent volunteer help

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Many Moved to Service by The Moving Wall

Elaine Kettring was a greeter at the gate of the Moving Wall at Dockery Park in Gallatin. When the sixth grade from Searcy Elementary came to see The Wall, she was able to escort her own grandson Johnathan Carder to the panels.

“I just had to go,” said Elaine, who spent around 14 hours as a volunteer many times during the four-day exhibit.

Elaine collected many facts about The Wall

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Blasts from the Past

Aug. 25, 2004

New staff members at Gallatin R-5 are Ida Dowell, Tyna Morrison, Mary Adams, Debra Carpenter, Julie Porter and Phillip Limb.

The John McLaughlin family of Altamont was chosen as the Farm Family representative for Daviess County to the 2004 Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

Aug. 24, 1994

Sam Boyd, Gallatin, was among area Burrus dealers who achieved sales goal awards during a recent meeting of Burrus dealers

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Ledesma Serves with Special Forces

Urges citizens to vote

by Denise Felderman

Ron Ledesma enlisted in 1962 at Los Angeles, Calif. He took his basic training in San Antonio, Texas, at Lakeland Air Force Base. Then off to Boloxie, Miss., for education in electronic communications.

In 1965 President Johnson sent 500,000 troops to Vietnam. There were not a lot of ground forces there at the time and this was the beginning of a real build-up

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Vic Dill Proudly Serves in Marine Corp

Escort for deceased includes own step-brother

by Denise Felderman

Upon entry Vic Dill went to Marine Corp Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego, Calif., for 12 weeks. Then off to Camp Pendleton for four weeks of infantry training. Then back to MCRD for field operators course.

Vic mostly learned about field radios (prc 25) and backpack or jeep-mounted radios. He was then sent to 9th Communications Battalion, 5th Marine Expeditionary

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