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Special Sections | Veterans Day 2008: When Duty CalledMichael Connelly Benjamin Freakley Bill Hammack Justin Mongold Casi Scadden
Billy J. Scott Harold Updyke Cathy Williams Thomas Wilson
When duty called
Local veterans share their memoriesNorthern Shenandoah Valley residents have always answered when duty called. Many put their personal lives on hold during a time of war. Others made a career of military service. Some of those veterans and their families share their memories in the stories below.
November 11, 2008
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November 8, 2008
Scott holds his Army of Occupation medal. Rich Cooley/Daily Audio Scott recalls a humorous experience in Korea Billy J. Scott Hometown: Marlow, Okla. Current residence: Boyce Birth date: July...
November 1, 2008
Col. Bill Hammack meets President Ronald Reagan. While working at the Pentagon, Hammack served on Reagan's inaugural committee. COURTESY PHOTOAudio "The Marine Corps has allowed me to meet the...
October 25, 2008
Cathy Williams talks about her Air Force service. Dennis Grundman/Daily Audio Audio: Cathy Williams' most interesting deployment was to Saudi Arabia Cathy Williams Hometown: Voluntown, Conn. Current residence: Browntown...
October 17, 2008
Mike Connelly in pictured in Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf War of 1990-91. Courtesy photo Persian Gulf War veteran Mike Connelly now lives in Mt. Jackson. Rich Cooley/Daily...
October 11, 2008
t's a long way from Central High School to Kabul, Afghanistan. But for Lt. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley, it's a journey that began with a desire to serve and continues to this day.
October 4, 2008
MAURERTOWN--The year since Thomas Wilson was killed fighting for his country in Afghanistan has turned his family into reluctant soldiers. They've had to bury and live without their "airborne country boy," soldiering on through their own grief and pain. During that same time, they've received comfort and support from the community, the military and total strangers.
September 27, 2008
The day Justin Mongold earned his first Purple Heart, his mother saw it on TV. It was November 2003 and Mongold, then 22 and already a sergeant, was on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army.
September 20, 2008
STEPHENS CITY The 19-year-old's T-shirt says it all: "Half of my heart is deployed. Half of his heart is due in September." Newlywed Casi Scadden is busy planning for her baby shower. Ladybug likenesses are on gifts and baby items at her parents' Stephens City residence. There's a bassinet, all ready for her little girl. In another room, wedding gifts are still displayed. After eloping on Jan. 3, her new husband, Lance Cpl. Kevin Scadden, a U.S. Marine, is off in the hot sands of Iraq. Scadden's e-mails request baby wipes, his only way of cleaning up over there in the 130-degree temperatures.
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