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Reynolds One of Original Crew for Radford Reunion

Jesse Reynolds, of Gallatin, and his son Ron Reynolds recently journeyed to Savannah, Ga., to participate in the USS Radford’s ships company annual reunion. Jesse and Dossy East were the only two original crew members to make the trip. The original crew members are called “Plank Owners.”

The combined crew attendees posing for the official photograph. Jesse is centered behind the flag and Dossy is seated on the left holding

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Good Thinking: Hail to the Veterans

by Dr. Don Kuehle 

Ever heard of Veterans Day as Armistice Day? “Armistice” refers to a cessation of war, a temporary peace, a truce between enemies. A “veteran” is an old soldier, a seasoned fighter from some former war. On June 4, 1929, at the end of World War I, the U.S. Congress passed the following legislation:

“WHEREAS the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive,

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Veterans, Current Military Invited to Patriotic Assembly

Covel D. Searcy Elementary School will present a patriotic assembly to show appreciation for the many veterans from the community who have served in the past, and those who are currently serving. A cookies and punch reception is at 1:30 on Friday, Nov. 8, in the elementary cafeteria, followed by the assembly in the gymnasium at 2:15.

Preschool through sixth grade will attend the assembly. Fourth, fifth and sixth graders

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Veterans Breakfast Set for Nov. 11

Moving Wall ever closer

Gallatin Frank Frazier Post #2172 will host a free biscuit and gravy breakfast for all Daviess County veterans at the Corner Café in Gallatin from 6-8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11.

The Post is $1,500 short of having enough funds to bring the Vietnam Moving Wall to Gallatin in 2014. They have collected about $8,500 to date. If you would like to make a donation,

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Amish Quilt Auctioned to Support Moving Wall

Farm House Collections is donating a hand-quilted Americana quilt that will be auctioned at the 15th Annual Quilt Auction held at the A.V. Spillman Event Center in Jamesport on Saturday, Oct. 12, beginning at 9 a.m. The quilt measures 95 x 108 inches and is hand-stitched, hand-quilted. The Amish Americana Quilt along with all of the “show quilts” will be sold at 11:30 a.m. All “show quilts” as well as

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Gallatin is a ‘Red’ Town, Wear It With Pride

Local veterans sold shirts and manned an ice cream stand at Chautauqua, and plan to do the same during Gallatin’s homecoming parade.

Frank Frazier Post 2172 would like to declare the next two Fridays “Red Shirt Fridays” in Gallatin. September 20 is a day of national observance for POW MIA (Prisoners of War/Missing in Action) and September 27 is the Gallatin Homecoming. VFW has ordered 200 more Red Friday –

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Until Every Soldier Comes Home

Red Friday – Support Our Troops T-shirts are available from Frank Frazier VFW Post 2172 while supplies last. The T-shirts are $15 and all proceeds will be used to help bring the Vietnam Moving Wall to Daviess County next year. The T-shirts read “Support Our Troops – Red Shirt Friday” and can be viewed at the Active Aging Resource Center in Gallatin. The Post will don red shirts and be

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Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Had Local Ties

A soldier from northern Missouri was killed Friday in Haft Asiab, Afghanistan, according to a Department of Defense news release.

Pvt. Jonathon Michael Dean Hostetter, 20, of Humphreys, is the husband of the former Tahler Cameron, a 2011 Gallatin High School graduate.

Spc. Kenneth C. Alvarez, 23, and Pvt. Jonathon M. Hostetter, 20, were killed in the Ghazni Province in a bomb attack. They were both combat engineers with the

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Benton Graduates from Basic

Air Force Airman Chase M. Benton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Benton

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