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The Moving Wall, Volunteers Needed

The Gallatin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2172 are seeking volunteers to work four-hour shifts during the time frame the Vietnam Wall is in Gallatin, Aug. 21-25 at Dockery Park. These volunteer jobs are for locator and escort positions. Points of contact are Debbie 660-663-9367 and Rachel 660-605-3152. All help will be greatly appreciated.

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VFW Post 2172 Earns “All State” Status

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2172 of Gallatin achieved another milestone by obtaining “All State” status—for the fourth consecutive year. Post Commander Ray Clevenger signaled his pride in Post 2172 earning the coveted status, stating that to qualify for “All State” recognition the post first had to maintain or exceed 100% of the prior year’s membership.

Bob O’Dell, Commander of VFW Missouri District 1, presents Post 2172 with the official

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The Lesson Congress Should Learn from the VA Scandal

by Lee H. Hamilton

Like other federal scandals before it, the mess involving VA hospitals has followed a well-trod path. First comes the revelation of misdoing. Then comes the reaction: a shocked public, an administration on the defensive, grandstanding members of Congress. Finally, major reform bills get introduced, debated, then put aside when the heat dies down, or the target agency gets more money thrown at the problem.

With the

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Bruce Bridgman Sees World During Stint in Navy

Fishing for salmon in Alaska, fishing for Gemini 6 after splashdown

by Denise Felderman

“When they talk about seeing the world while you’re in the Navy – I did just that,” said Bruce Bridgman, US Navy, Sept. 15, 1965 to Sept. 16, 1969.

Bruce was temporarily assigned to the USS Forest Sherman. Launched in 1955, the USS Forest Sherman was the lead ship of her class of destroyer of the

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Delarber Graduates Basic Training

Air Force Airman Katy C. Delarber 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.

Delarber

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What Our Country Needs from the Press

by Lee H. Hamilton

These days, the scandal involving long wait times at VA hospitals can feel like some made-in-Washington spectacle generated by politicians looking for headlines. But it isn’t. It had its genesis in a late-April report on CNN that as many as 40 veterans may have died waiting for appointments at VA hospitals in Phoenix.

This investigative piece was notable for two reasons. It’s been a while since

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Hubert Tate Describes Beaches of Normandy on D-Day

Unlike anything imagined

Americans recently remembered the 70th anniversary of D-Day. On June 6, 1944, the largest seaborne invasion in history took place during the Normandy landings of World War II. Termed D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy began the invasion of German-occupied western Europe, led to the restoration of the French Republic, and contributed to an Allied victory in the war.

There aren’t many local WWII survivors remaining

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Caldwell Civil War Reenactment June 6-8

It is a hot, sultry summer day. The town is tense; a lookout is posted. People are still doing the simple things that need to be done to live life as normally as possible. In these times, normal is a precious commodity. Suddenly, the lookout shouts – there is a large movement on the horizon.  It’s not expected and it doesn’t feel right – the town panics. Many of the

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Scouts Rally Around the Troops

The Boy Scout Troop 67 and Girls Scout Troop 8057 assisted the Frank Frazier Post 2172 and the Ladies Auxiliary during the Memorial Service held at the Lyle Cemetery at Gallatin and the Masonic Cemetery in Jamesport.

Pictured are, left to right, Landon and Morgan Corwin, Justice Fry, Hunter McCampbell, Olivia Woody, and Briar Roll; back row, Phillip Arnold, Linda Arnold, Mike Arnold, Patrick McNickle, Mark Corwin, and Dylan Nelson.

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