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Pete Mecca

Pete Mecca
Military Columnist
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A frozen and forgotten battle
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A frozen and forgotten battle

The gathering at Oxton Village Assisted Living in Social Circle witnessed a rare ceremony on August 25 honoring a WWII veteran of the Aleutian Islands ...

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Posted: aug. 29, 2015 10:35 p.m. | Updated: aug. 30, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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A Veteran's Story: The Trench Knife
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A Veteran's Story: The Trench Knife

The email from Covington resident Joe “Pete” Madding stimulated my curiosity. A handmade trench knife, lost in combat by an 82nd airborne paratrooper during the ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2015 2:55 p.m. | Updated: aug. 23, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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The Chemist
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The Chemist

Born in 1929 in Toledo, Ohio, a short six weeks later Richard Grimes and his family moved to White Plains, Georgia. He recalled, “My dad ...

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Posted: aug. 15, 2015 3:30 p.m. | Updated: aug. 16, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Hiroshima & Nagasaki: 'Prompt and utter destruction'
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Hiroshima & Nagasaki: 'Prompt and utter destruction'

On August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb used in war was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later the second, and hopefully last atomic ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2015 9:43 a.m. | Updated: aug. 09, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Thirty five years the soldier
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Thirty five years the soldier

One of twelve siblings, Simon Ramos came into this world in 1932. The Y.O. Ranch on the fringes of Kerrville, Texas was his childhood ...

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Posted: aug. 01, 2015 4:14 p.m.
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