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Our boys are coming home

Twelve heroes from Newton County and 11 of their brothers from Rockdale County are coming home. Befitting the 40th Anniversary of the ending of the Vietnam War, the Vietnam Moving Wall will be on display in May at the Walk of Heroes War Memorial. And thanks to one man — Bud Sosebee — our heroes will have a noble venue for their homecoming. 

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 3:39 p.m. | Updated: mar. 29, 2015 4:00 a.m.
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A Veteran's Story: Our Boys are Coming Home

Eleven heroes from Rockdale County and twelve of their brothers from Newton County are coming home. Befitting the 40th Anniversary of the ending of the Vietnam War, the Moving Wall – a traveling half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. – will be on display at the Walk of Heroes War Memorial in Rockdale County, May 6-12. And thanks to one man, Bud Sosebee, our heroes will have a noble venue for their homecoming. 

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 3:54 p.m.
THE MAN FROM  ENGLISH GAP  part II
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THE MAN FROM ENGLISH GAP part II

March, 1966 - Amended excerpts from ‘Vietnam Sky Soldiers’ by Wayne English. “The Huey crashed nose first into the earth and you could see the door gunner bracing for impact. The engine was still running while the chopper seemed to wallow around before the rotor blades snapped off. Pieces of rotor blades were flying through the air. Then we started receiving small arms fire along with artillery and mortars all around 2nd Battalion’s perimeter. The noise was thunderous, the loudest of any battle we had fought so far. Lead was flying everywhere. I took cover behind the massive root system ...

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Posted: mar. 21, 2015 5:07 p.m. | Updated: mar. 22, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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The man  from the English Gap
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The man from the English Gap

The farm is called English Gap, named after the Vietnam veteran whose heart and soul is dedicated to giving homeless and troubled veterans an opportunity to acclimate their own hearts and souls before returning to society. The challenge is formidable, the results remarkable, the money persistently in short supply but unable to discourage the determination and dedication of founder, Wayne English.

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Posted: mar. 14, 2015 8:45 p.m. | Updated: mar. 15, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Soviets, Snow & Cyanide
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Soviets, Snow & Cyanide

Harry remembered life on the home front. “I split and stacked wood, slopped the hogs, and rounded up tin cans for the war effort. One day I bought some firecrackers, drilled a hole in a piece of fire wood, packed the hole with firecrackers then plugged the hole. Well, sir, two days later our neighbors wood stove blew up and the butter bean pot went clean into the attic. The patched hole can still been seen in the house. Yep, I took care of the fire wood and my dad took care of my rear end.”

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Posted: mar. 07, 2015 2:48 p.m. | Updated: mar. 08, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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