After WWII, Tipton County’s Black veterans founded their own American Legion post

Published in The Leader By Sherri Onorati November 11, 2020 The soldiers who came home after World War I were tired, traumatized and many felt out-of-place given what they had been through – even in their hometowns – places which should have been welcoming and familiar. A small group of

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Walter T. Bailey

Walter Thomas (W.T.) Bailey was the son of Walter Thomas and Estell Broughton Bailey. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps April 13, 1943 at Nashville, Tennessee, to serve during the national emergency. His qualifications following training were: armorer, aircraft-ssn 911. His overseas duty was with the 33rd Marine Air

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George Robert Baddour

George Robert Baddour entered World War II on January 19, 1945, where he served in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpman. He was discharged on August 10, 1946. Munford – GEORGE ROBERT BADDOUR was born January 29, 1927 in Munford, Tipton County, Tennessee to Robert Kary and Rose Haddad Baddour. He grew

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Harry Robert Baddour

Harry Robert Baddour, was born Jan 29, 1927, entered World War II January 1945, served in the U.S. Navy and was discharged August 1946.

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Willie Eric “Billy” Anderson

Lt. Colonel Willie Eric “Billy” Anderson served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during WII from July 1943 through February 1946. He was stationed on Tinian (Marianas group), where he flew 29 missions over Japan in the B-29 Super Fortress as a navigator-radar bombardier. He served in the U.S. Air

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James Rodney Anderson

James Rodney Anderson was  inducted into the US Navy on Jan. 18, 1943, in Memphis, Tennessee.  After receiving his boot training at Great Lakes, Illinois, he was transferred to San Francisco, California, before being shipped out.  Rodney served two years and five months in the Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Dixie

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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.  Atkins 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 Rodney Atkins, Jr

William Rodney Atkins, Jr. was drafted in September 1944. He was assigned to basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. William was shipped to Fort Dix, New Jersey in December 1944. He staged through England for combat in France and Germany from January to March 1945.  William was killed in action

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Douglas L. Arthur

Douglas Layton Arthur was born July 4, 1922 at Brighton, Tenn. The son of James Roy and Margaret Lucille Craig Arthur, he was inducted into the U. S. Army on Jan. 1, 1943 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Attached to First Army, Arthur served in the 610th Engineer Light Equipment Company.

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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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