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Air Force veteran

Air Force veteran praises the support of the military spouse By Jeremy P. Amick Russellville, Mo., resident Larry Crocker obtained a twofold appreciation for the…

World War II service of Merchant Marine saved for posterity June 6, 1944: The Allied invasion of Normandy begins. This date, known as “D-Day,” generally…

gas station

Russellville veteran describes service aboard USS Hassayampa By Jeremy P. Amick As the co-owner of a restaurant, Dana Frisby is fortunate that he is able…

Vietnam War

Army veteran served as medic during the Vietnam War By Jeremy P. Ämick For nearly three decades, Roger Buchta enlightened young minds with lessons on…

German immersion

Vietnam era draft lands local veteran in middle of European culture By Jeremy P. Amick Growing up with a father who had served in the…

war

By Jeremy P. Amick At the point of his passing in 2011, having reached the age of 110, Frank Buckles had become somewhat of a…

Silver Star Families

By Jeremy P. Amick Often times we find ourselves so involved with the flurry of activities designed to recognize the efforts our brave veterans and…

Traveling on High Street in downtown Jefferson City, Mo., you pass by the Cole County Courthouse where a slender memorial topped by a bronze eagle…

History

By Jeremy P. Amick This year marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War—a conflict serving as the trigger point in…

Tribute

Former U.S. Navy Vessel Named in Honor of Missouri WWII Veteran: USS Amick DE-168 By Jeremy P. Amick As a young man coming to age…

War

By Jeremy P. Amick With a recollection of events as lucid as if they occurred yesterday, Jefferson City, Mo., resident John Sullivan, 89, enjoys sharing…

Together

By Jeremy P. Amick At only 19 years of age, James Shipley had little life experience to his credit when he made the decision to…