Roy E. Bringle

Roy E. Bringle was inducted in to the U.S. Army on December 5, 1950. His basic training was at Fort Riley, Kansas. He served in the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Ripley, Kansas at a rank of E-4, light truck driver. His awards included: badges for expert (rifle), expert (carbine), safe

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Pvt Robert “Lee” Lewis

Pvt. Robert “Lee” Lewis (28 Mar 1895 – 12 Mar 1918) Private Lee Lewis was born in Atoka, Tenn., the son of R. E. Lewis and Elizabeth “Bettie” Gladden. He entered service on April 21, 1917 at the age of 22 in Memphis, Tenn., and trained as a field artilleryman.

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1st LT Paul Claxton Calhoun

1st Lieutenant Paul Claxton Calhoun (May 15 1894 – Feb 27 1918) Paul Claxton Calhoun was born on March 15, 1894, the son of Isaac Richard Calhoun and Sula Claxton in Covington. He entered the United States Army as an Infantry 2nd Lieutenant on May 15, 1917 at the age

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CPL. John Wesley Bradshaw

Cpl. John Wesley Bradshaw (15 June 1879 – 2 Dec 1918) Corporal John Wesley Bradshaw was born in Burlison, Tipton County to James W. and Mary E. Bradshaw on June 15, 1879. A farmer in Burlison, he married Jennie Wilson on Jan. 11, 1901, and he was the father of

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Pvt. James Robert Hindman

Pvt. James Robert Hindman (23 Mar 1897 – 7 Oct 1918) James Robert Hindman, a private with the Pioneer Infantry, Co. H. 57th Regiment, was born in Atoka, the only child of James Calvin and Mary Elizabeth Bell Hindman. He was just 21 years old when he enlisted on September

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Jesse G. Hunt (1895-1918)

Corporal Jesse G. Hunt was born May 1895 to Willis Nathaniel Hunt and Annie Blond Strange in the Gift area of Tipton County, Tenn., the third of their four children. Jesse lost his mother at the tender age of 10, when his mother Annie died on Jun 30, 1906 after

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Holmes N. Thompson (1894-1991)

Holmes Napoleon Thompson was born Feb. 2, 1894 in Mason, Tipton County, Tenn., the son of William Thompson and Martha Adams and the oldest boy of six siblings. Federal census report that he completed four years of high school and could read and write, which at that time was quite

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Gone but not forgotten: Remembering those whose lives were lost in Vietnam

By Sherri Onorati, The Covington Leader,  May 22, 2014 Two veterans mourn fallen soldiers at the Celebration of Service and Sacrifice event’s traveling Vietnam Memorial in October 2013. Nearly a dozen Tipton Countians were killed in action during Vietnam. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance, the day we honor

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Remembering Tipton County’s fallen servicemembers on Memorial Day

By Echo Day, The Leader, May 29, 2023 Tipton County Veterans Memorial/Tipton County Museum Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who died in service to the country. The following men from Tipton County died while serving the country during wartime. A memorial commemorating their sacrifice is at

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Mason’s Ahmid Doggett served and died during World War I

By Sherri Onorati,  The Covington Leader, May 23, 2019 During the First World War, Tipton County lost both Black and white sons to the ravages of war, as grief knows no color, and death does not discriminate. Ahmid D. Doggett of Mason was born on Sept. 15, 1886, one of

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