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  • 8-year POW recalls return home 45 years later

    Stepping off the bus, recently freed American prisoners of war formed up from the tallest to shortest, stiff at attention facing Capt. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris and with a salute they defied their Vietnamese captors one final time.
  • Tupelo unveils Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall replica

    The city of Tupelo, and Mississippi politicians and veterans from around the state gathered to unveil a 60-percent scaled sized Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at the Veteran’s Memorial Park Nov. 2. The wall is an exact replica of the one that sits in Washington D.C., and stemmed from an idea a group in Tupelo had to build something that represented all the lives lost and impacted from the Vietnam War.
  • Supreme Court Justice shares WWII POW story

    Columbus Air Force Base hosts a Base Community Council luncheon Aug. 11 to release its Fiscal Year 2016 Economic Impact Report and to hear a presentation about local World War II prisoners of war by Chief Justice Sharon Lee of the Tennessee Supreme Court.
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