Growing up on a farm in Henry County, Private 1st Class (Ret.) Fredrick Newby, 98, said he had responsibilities since he was six years old.
Col. (ret.) Teresa Townsend was commissioned into the U.S. Army in 1985 through Tuskegee Institute’s (University) Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Over her 30 year military career, she served in a myriad of command and staff positions in the both the regular Army and U.S. Army Reserve.
Dustin Weeks joined the Air Force Reserves out of Maxwell Air Force Base in 2008, and was part of the 357 Airlift Squadron after already establishing his career as an A&P mechanic working on helicopters. Weeks wanted to serve his country and to travel.
A program in honor of our military and veterans, sponsored bt the Zion Chapel Elementary SGA and Senior High Beta Club, will be held at 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8, at Zion Chapel Green Memorial Stadium.
“That’s him,” James Harris says with a smile as he points to a photo of his nephew who was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the Virgin Islands Army National Guard in June.
“I give God all the glory of putting me in and bringing me through the military,” said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Donna Brion. “If it wasn’t for him, I would not have made it through. He carried me through so much. He just put that on my heart to go in the National Guard. It was all guidance from the Lord.”
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class (Ret.) John Miller served 20 years and 13 days in the military. He was taken all over the world, which he said was a “blessing” for a guy from Athens, Ga.
The Enterprise and Daleville area is home to many, many United States military veterans from all branches of service.
The following is a list of some of those veterans who are being paid tribute this week as Veterans Day 2019 is celebrated.