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Memories of Steele
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Memories of Steele

After their youngest son, Hugh, had completed a few days in the first grade, Johnny and Ada Steele playfully asked if he’d found a girlfriend yet. The 6-year-old responded, “Yes, I have found the girl I’m going to marry. Her name is Dorothy Lassiter. Even if I wander the whole world over, I’ll never find another one like her.” In 1947, WWII veteran Hugh Steele married Dorothy Lassiter, and they remained as husband and wife for 65 years until her passing.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2014 8:16 p.m. | Updated: apr. 22, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Leading the attack on Iwo Jima
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Leading the attack on Iwo Jima

Japanese soldiers wore gas masks to suppress the nauseating smell of sulfur as they dug deep into the bowels of Iwo Jima. Eventually, an 11-mile maze of tunnels would connect underground barracks, hospitals, ammo dumps, water supplies and foodstuffs. Above the tunnels, bunkers and pillboxes by the hundreds awaited the American assault that was inevitable.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 7:38 p.m. | Updated: apr. 15, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Julius Astin: Farm boy from Rutledge
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Julius Astin: Farm boy from Rutledge

At approximately 0600 on the morning of June 6, 1944, the warships of Task Force 125 began their bombardment on German positions behind Utah Beach. Overhead, 276 Marauder B-26 medium bombers dropped tons of bombs on selected targets from les Dunes de Varreville to Beau Guillot.

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Posted: apr. 08, 2014 8:12 p.m. | Updated: apr. 08, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Sosebee receives Legion of Honor
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Sosebee receives Legion of Honor

On May 19, 1802, Napoleon Bonaparte established the ‘Ordre National de la Legion d’honneur’ (National Order of the Legion of Honor), better known as the Legion of Honor. Presented for extraordinary civilian and military contributions to the fatherland, the Legion of Honor is France’s highest distinction.

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Posted: apr. 03, 2014 7:37 p.m. | Updated: apr. 03, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Courage under fire
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Courage under fire

More than one Leatherneck would agree, it’s befitting that a young man from Montezuma chose to join the United States Marine Corps. The month was November, the year 1965, the man: Eli Fobbs.

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Posted: apr. 01, 2014 6:07 p.m. | Updated: apr. 01, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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