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Veteran of the Month application

Veteran of the Month

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    Jesse Hill Sr

    Feb 2017: Jesse Hill Sr., US Army, 1943-1946 Jesse Hill, Sr. was born on August 4, 1923 in Covington, Tennessee, to Sloan and Mattie Tipton…

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  • Charles W. McCorkle

    Aug 2018: Charles W. McCorkle US Marine Corps, Vietnam Born November 16, 1948, Charles was raised in the small town of Greenwood, Arkansas and attended…

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    William Thomas "Tommy" Cheairs

    Aug 2016: William Thomas “Tommy” Cheairs US Air Force, Vietnam Vietnam pilot honored as Veteran of the Month By Sherri Onorati, Special to The Leader…

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    William Beasley

    Dec 2015: William Oliver Beasley (December 5, 1926 ~ December 9, 2019) US Army, WWII 1945-1946 William Oliver Beasley was born on December 5, 1926,…

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    Arline Gorham

    Oct 2017: Arline Gorham US Navy, WWII The Tipton County Veterans Council and the Tipton County Museum, Veterans Memorial and Nature Center are proud to…

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    John Allen Clark

    May 2018: John Allen Clark US Navy, Vietnam 1965-1968 / 1975-1993 Born on 14 May 1947 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, John Allen Clark enlisted in…

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  • Rudolph Boykin Sr.

    Mar 2017: Rudolph Boykin Sr. (Oct. 4, 1919 ~ Apr. 30, 2019) US Army WWII, 1944 – 1946 Brighton native honored as Veteran of the…

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  • James Hardin

    July 2017: Jim Hardin US Navy, 1982 – 2009 Former District 81 Candidate honored as Veteran of the Month By Sherri Onorati, Special to The…

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    Henry Leslie Billings

    Sept 2016: Henry Leslie Billings US Army, Vietnam 1966-1973 Billings finds blessings after tours in Vietnam By SHERRI ONORATI Special to The Leader More than…

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  • Rudolph Boykin Jr

    June 2017: Rudolph Boykin, Jr. US Army, Vietnam 1968-1970 Son Follows in Father’s Footsteps By Sherri Onorati, Special to The Leader World War II veteran…

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    Elizabeth Marge Scott

    May 2017: Elizabeth Marge Scott US Marine Corps, 1953-1954 Scott honored as first woman Veteran of the Month By Sherri Onorati, Special to The Leader…

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    Harold David Harden

    Nov 2016: Harold David Harden US Army, 1985-2006 Our November Veteran of the Month is Harold David Harden. Harold grew up in Jackson, TN and…

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  • Andrew "Andy" Wiley Dunavant

    March 2015: Andrew “Andy” Wiley Dunavant, US Army, WWII, 1943-1946 March Veteran of the Month By Sherri Onorati, Special to The Leader Andrew Wiley Dunavant,…

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    Linda Coffield

    March 2022 – Linda Coffield U.S. Navy 1970-2018 Born in 1951 in Buffalo, New York (NY), Linda spent her early years in Williamsville, NY. She…

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    Mervin Byson "MB" Howard

    March 2016: Mervin Byson “MB” Howard (April 18, 1923 ~ June 6, 2019) US Air Force 1943-1972 WWII Bomber Navigator honored as March Veteran of…

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  • Warren Richard Willers

    Oct 2016: Warren Richard “Rick” Willers US Army 1969-1973 / US Navy, 1973 – 1993 Our October Veteran of the Month is Warren Richard “Rick”…

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    Larry Wayne Purvis

    Aug 2015: Larry Wayne Purvis US Marine Corps, Vietnam, 1970-1978 Munford resident honored as veteran of the month By Sherri Onorati Vietnam-era veteran and Munford…

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    Peyton Smith

    Oct 2015: Peyton Smith (Sept. 22, 1924Oct 25, 2017) US Air Force, WWII Smith honored as October Veteran of the Month By Sherri Onorati, Special…

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    Bruce A Lemont

    July 2018: Bruce A. Lemont US Army, 1967-1969 Born on November 9, 1948 in Portland, Maine, Bruce was drafted into the United States Army in…

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    Edward Odell Kinney

    October 2021 – Edward Odell Kinney U.S. Army. Korean War, 1951-1954 Born in Brighton, Tenn., on March 27, 1932, Edward Odell Kinney grew up working…

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    Terry McWilliams

    Sept 2017: Terry McWilliams US Navy, Vietnam, 1963 – 1967 Tonight family and friends gathered at the Tipton County Museum to honor Vietnam Veteran Terry…

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    John Robinson Wallace

    June 2021 – John Robinson “Robin” Wallace U.S. Navy 1968-2006 John Robinson Wallace, Jr. was born on June 14, 1946 and graduated from Whitehaven (TN)…

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    Charles Edward Mason

    Feb 2017: Charles Edward Mason US Army, 1967-1992 Born in Tipton County in 1941, Charles Edward Mason graduated from Frazier High School in 1961. In…

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    Allan Anthony Barrow

    July 2019: Allan Anthony Barrow, Sr. US Navy, 1975-1996 Allan Anthony Barrow, Sr. was born and raised in Harlem, New York. He always longed to…

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    John Vincent "Butch" Moeller

    Feb 2018: John Vincent “Butch” Moeller US Navy, 1979 – 2012 Our February 2018 Veteran of the Month is John Vincent Moeller. Please join us…

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  • Fred Walker Bray, Jr.

    June 2019: Fred Walker Bray, Jr. USMC 1972-1976 / US Air Force 1976-1980 The Tipton County Museum Veteran of the Month for June, 2019, is…

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  • Ted Kesler

    Feb 2016: Ted Kesler USN 1951-1972 Munford resident honored as Veteran of the Month By Sherri Onorati, Special to The Leader Long-time Munford resident Ted…

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    Rebecca Knox Dickinson

    July 2021 – Rebecca Knox Dickinson U.S. Navy 1961-1963 Becky Knox was born on April 28, 1943, in Chillicothe, Ohio to Donald and Marjorie Knox.…

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    Joseph Leno Malone

    May 2019: Joseph Leno Malone US Navy 1950-1956 Joseph Leno Malone was born on July 27, 1933, in the Mt. Carmel area of Tipton County…

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    Charles Joseph Raggo

    Jan 2018: Charles Joseph Raggo, US Navy, Korea 1951 – 1954 / Vietnam 1957-1976 Our Veteran of the Month for January 2018 is Charles Joseph…

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    Perry Douglas "Doug" Ward

    Sept 2018: Perry Douglas Ward (Sept. 21, 1935-Jan. 6, 2021) US Army, Korea Born September 21, 1935 in Holcomb, Mississippi, Doug Ward enlisted in the…

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    David Quinn

    Feb 2019: David Quinn US Navy, 1980-2010 David Quinn was born in Richmond, Kentucky, on November 24, 1960. Upon graduation from high school in 1978,…

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    John D Abbott

    August 2021 – John Durwood Abbott Merchant Marines / U.S. Army 1945-1947 John Durwood Abbott was born November 4, 1922, in Wesson, Arkansas, the only…

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    Ozell Wright

    November 2021 – Ozell Wright U.S. Army 1958- 1960 Born in Covington, Tennessee, on July 16, 1935, Ozell Wright grew up in a world at…

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  • James Noah Craig

    April 2016: James Noah Craig ( Aug. 18, 1918 – Nov. 22, 2021) US Army, WWII 1940-1945 War is Hell says April’s Veteran of the…

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  • Lawrence Reed Oliver

    June 2015: Lawrence Reed Oliver US Army, WWII Oliver honored as a member of the greatest generation By Sherri Onorati, Special to The Leader The…

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    Sercy Marshall

    July 2015: Sercy Marshall (January 4, 1927 ~ November 9, 2020) US Army, WWII 1945-1947 Former Brighton Mayor July’s Veteran of the Month By Sherri…

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    William Thomas Hawkins

    May 2016: William Thomas Hawkins US Army 1942-1945 Former German POW honored By Sherri Onorati, Special to The Leader Unlike previous honorees, May’s Veteran of…

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    Homer Thurl "H.T." Ray

    Aug 2017: Homer Thurl “H. T.” Ray US Navy, Vietnam, 1959 – 1978 Retired Aviation Structural Mechanic – Hydraulics Chief Petty Officer Homer Thurl Ray…

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    Ernest Bowling

    Dec 2016: Ernest Bowling US Army, Korea, 1950-1953 Ernest Bowling is the December 2016 Veteran of the Month. He was born in southeastern Kentucky on…

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    Marshall Billy Walker

    Oct 2018: Marshall Billy Walker US Army, Korea 1949-1953 Born October 17, 1930 in Tennessee, Marshall Walker grew up on a farm in Tipton County.…

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    Russell Leon Goforth

    April 2017: Russell Leon Goforth US Army, WWII 1944-1946 Leon Goforth honored as Veteran of the Month By Sherri Onorati, Special to The Leader April’s…

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    Renea McBride

    Feb. 2020 – Renea McBride U.S. Navy 1989-1998 The Tipton County Museum Veteran of the Month for February 2020 is Renea Antoinette McBride. Renea was…

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    Eddie Nep Wilson

    May 2021 – Eddie Nep Wilson U.S. Army 1944-1946 Eddie Nep Wilson was born on Dec. 4, 1925, in Brighton, Tennessee, to Jim and Nannie…

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    John McBride

    May 2015: John McBride US Air Force 1966 – 1987 May Veteran of the Month By Sherri Onorati, Special to The Leader If you were…

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    Victor Johnson

    June 2016: Victor Johnson US Army 1975-1995 Victor Johnson honored for service in Vietnam By Sherri Onorati, Special to The Leader Covington native Victor Johnson…

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    Meldron Dave "Bill" Worthy

    February 2022 – Meldron Dave “Bill’ Worthy U.S. Navy; Vietnam 1960-1987 Meldron Dave (Bill) Worthy was born and raised in Warren, Texas. After graduating from…

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    Robert Jacob "Jake" Spradley

    Apr 2015: Robert Jacob “Jake” Spradley, US Marine Corps, Iraq 2001-2007 April Veteran of the Month By Sherri Onorati, Special to The Leader War is…

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    Jimmy Lee Blakely

    September 2021 – Jimmy Lee Blakely U.S. Army, Vietnam 1966-1968 Jimmy Lee Blakely was born on Sept. 24, 1947, to James “Jack” and Jewell Mae…

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    Robert Lee Ellis

    Jan 2019: Robert Lee Ellis US Army, Korea, 1948-1952 Born on January 20, 1932, Bob Ellis joined the U.S. Army in March of 1948 at…

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    Sherri L. Onorati

    Jan. 2020 – Sherri Lyn Panchaud Onorati U.S. Navy 1984-2006 The Tipton County Museum Veteran of the Month for January 2020 is Sherri Lyn Onorati.…

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    Gary Wayne Vaughan

    April 2022 – Gary Wayne Vaughan U.S. Navy 1972-1997 Gary Wayne Vaughan, a native of Memphis, Tennessee (TN), enlisted in the United States Navy in…

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    Leroy Kitchens

    Nov 2015: Leroy Kitchens (Aug. 12, 1925-Sept. 10, 2015) US Marine Corps, WWII Leroy Kitchens was born August 12, 1925, in Covington, Tennessee. He grew…

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    Stephen Paul Foisy

    Dec 2018: Stephen Paul Foisy US Army, Vietnam, 1968-1974 At the age of 21, Stephen Paul Foisy was employed with IBM when he received his…

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    James Ronnie Dacus

    Nov 2017: James Ronnie Dacus US Army, Vietnam, 1969-1974 Born on December 9, 1949, James Ronnie Dacus graduated from Brighton High School in 1967. On…

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    Grady William Turnbow

    June 2018: Grady William Turnbow, Jr. US Navy, 1950 – 1980 Born on July 6, 1932, Grady Turnbow enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserves in…

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    Norman Crittenden

    Jan 2015: Norman Crittenden (December 13, 1924 ~ October 24, 2015) US Army, WWII 1943-1946 Living History: Norman Crittenden recognized during Veteran of the Month…

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    Paul Wesley Sampson

    January 2022 – Paul Wesley Sampson U.S. Navy 1976-1980 Born 1956 in Memphis, Tenn., Paul moved with his family to Charlotte, North Carolina, when he…

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    Ridley Clifton

    July 2016: Ridley Clifton US Navy 1967-1971 Clifton honored as Veteran of the Month By Sherri Onorati, Special to The Leader Gainsville native Ridley Clifton…

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    James Russell Clark

    Nov 2018: James Russell Clark, US Marine Corps, Vietnam, 1968 – 1998 Born on July 22, 1949 in Tipton County, James Russell Clark received his…

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    Charles Lee Kennedy

    April 2018: Charles Lee Kennedy US Navy, Operation Desert Storm Born on April 23, 1960 in Houston, Texas, Charles Lee Kennedy enlisted in the United…

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    Feaster Williamson, Sr.

    Feb 2015: Feaster Williamson, Sr. US Army; Korea 1951-52 / U.S. Air Force Reserves 1955-1990 Living History: Feaster Williamson, Sr. recognized as February’s Veteran of…

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    Ernest Tigue

    Sept 2015: Ernest Tigue US Navy, 1955-1984 Thirty year Navy veteran honored By Sherri Onorati, Special to The Leader There was no such thing as…

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  • Jerry Eugene Beckley

    Nov 2017: Jerry Eugene Beckley US Army 1948-1951 / US Navy 1951 – 1978 Born on Christmas Eve 1933 in Bakersfield, California, Jerry was a…

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    Bob George Willis

    Bob George Willis USMC 1960 – 1990 The April 2019 Veteran of the Month, Bob George Willis Bob George Willis was born on January 28,…

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  • J. Houston Gordon

    J. Houston Gordon US Army, 1968-1974 The Tipton County Veterans Council and the Tipton County Museum, Veterans Memorial and Nature Center Veteran of the Month…

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    Victoria Outlaw-Coone

    March 2019: Victoria Outlaw-Coone US Marine Corps, 1981-1987 Born and raised in Alabama, by the age of seventeen Vickie knew she wanted to leave Alabama…

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