George Neal Atkins

Dr. George Neal Atkins enlisted in the U. S. Naval Reserve in September 1944. He was enrolled in the USNR v-12 program from January until July 1945.  Neal was assigned to the Great Lakes, Illinois Naval Training Center from July until September 1945.  He served on Guam from September 1945

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William Ralph Arthur

Korean war William Ralph Arthur was inducted into the U. S. Army on January 17, 1952. Processed at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, he received basic training and attended NCO leadership school at Camp Pickett, Virginia. William was then transferred to medical field service school at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio,

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Whitley family, Rep. David Kustoff

Local community bands together to honor America’s heroes

By Sherri Onorati, Special to The Leader Last weekend, Saturday, May 21, 2022, a large crowd of Tipton County’s leaders, and its citizens met at the Tipton County Museum, Veteran Memorial and Nature Center to honor and recognize America’s heroes – its military – in a joint celebration service of

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Charley Clyde Alsbrook

Charley Clyde Alsbrook entered the U. S. Army on March 20, 1941, and left for Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. About 48 hours later he was transferred to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was there for six weeks basic training then left for Camp Forest, Tennessee. He remained there until January 15,

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William W. Alsbrook

William W. Alsbrook enlisted in the U.S. Army on January 16, 1942 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. William was a combat infantryman with heavy machine gun qualification. He served in the pacific with campaigns in: Bismarck Archipelago; New Guinea; Southern Philippines; Luzon, Philippines. His awards included: Asian-Pacific Service Ribbon with four

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Euton B. Anderson

Euton Boyd Anderson (2 Oct 1923 – 11 Sept 1974), the son of Edward F. and Virgie Boyd Anderson of Burlison, enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps at Nashville, Tennessee, on Oct. 29, 1943. He served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II from Feb. 12, 1944 until

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Men of Valor: A Tipton County Museum exhibit honors the Wakefield and Wherry brothers

By Sherri Onorati, November 11, 2020 – The Leader A family’s legacy – a torch of honor and patriotism – which started with a father and uncles serving in the United States Navy and Army during World War II, was passed down to sons and now grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It

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