Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

Private Bradford Freeman of Caledonia, Mississippi and Colonel Ed Shames of Virginia Beach, Virginia are the only two living members of the “Band of Brothers” 101st Airborne Division, WWII. An Interview with Bradford C. Freeman By Janis Allen Brad Freeman...
US Air Force Quilts of Valor

US Air Force Quilts of Valor

Jim Schenfield, Alex Ritchey and Chuck Gosnell (l-r above) served a combined 60 years in the US Air Force, each retiring as a Master Sergeant. Each was honored with handmade patriotic quilts from the quilters of Blue Ridge Quilts of Valor in Brevard on March 26, 2021....
Honoring Vietnam War Veterans

Honoring Vietnam War Veterans

By Michel Robertson The photos in this article are of local Vietnam War veterans, many of whom you may know. See whether you’re able to recognize them! Today, March 29th, is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, a day of remembrance established by the Vietnam War...
Gil Mays flies the TBF Avenger

Gil Mays flies the TBF Avenger

Rutherford County resident Gil Mays (center) with his crew next to their TBF Avenger onboard the U.S.S. Yorktown in 1944.  There were three crew members: pilot, turret gunner and radioman/bombardier/ventral gunner. An interview with WWII pilot Gil Mays and his son...
They call you Doc

They call you Doc

Thomas Greenway tells his story from his home near Columbus, North Carolina. “They call you ‘Doc’ on the front line.”  By Michael McCarthy “This is part of my great-grandfather’s place right here. I worked about a year in Community Cash store...