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Unsung Heroes

Carlson served on the same ship as his brother in the Navy

Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. DAILEY —At age 88, Joe M. Carlson now looks back and reflects on the life experiences he earned while ...

Crites served as a motion picture cameraman in Vietnam

Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS — An Elkins man served as a military motion picture cameraman during Vietnam. Sgt. John Crites ...

Rizzio served in Iraq, North Africa and South America

Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS — Traveling the world is often the dream of those with adventurous souls. To stand under the ...

Currence served in Air Force at Langley, across Europe

Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS — An Elkins man said he enjoyed every minute of serving in the U.S. Air Force for more than 20 ...

Jack served 30 years, earned rank of colonel in the Air Force

Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS — Proud Elkins native Tharon L. Jack, an alumnus of Elkins High School and Davis & Elkins ...

Myers learned life lessons serving in the National Guard

Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS— Inspiration can be found in both the small events and the life-changing experiences that one ...

Knutti served with the Air Force in Vietnam and worked at the Pentagon

Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS — A Randolph County native worked his way up to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, ...

Roy served in the U.S. Army in both Korea and Japan

Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS — An Elkins native’s Army service in the 1940s took him to Korea and to see the ruins of ...

Brubaker passed up college life to enlist in the Air Force

Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. RED CREEK — Like many teenagers, Ronald Brubaker dreamed about attending college. However, after ...

Army Air Corps veteran recalls service during bombing missions

Editor’s Note: This article is the first in The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS — A local World War II veteran has vivid memories of the time he served in the United States ...

Broughton took part in covert operations as an Army Ranger

ELKINS — An area resident and former Elkins mayor was involved in two covert operations during his time in the United States Army. Virgil Broughton, 79, enlisted into the U.S. Army in December 1958 before becoming a corporal in the Army Rangers. “I was stateside here for a year. I went ...

White spent much of World War II on ships and in the air

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2018, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS — A local United States Army veteran spent much of his time in the service on ships or in the air ...

Arlington Cemetery organist performed at 35,000 funerals

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2018, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. DAVIS — An army veteran and former organist at Fort Myer Chapel at Arlington National Cemetery, who ...

Gaynor served as an MP in Korea and Vietnam

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2018, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. PHILIPPI — A longtime local police chief first learned his craft while traveling the world as an MP ...

Lanham performed more than 200 aircraft jumps

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2018, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS — A 24-year United States Army veteran did three tours in Vietnam while serving his ...

Ware dreamed of flying as a boy growing up in Huttonsville

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2018, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. — A Randolph County native retired from the Air Force after a 21-year career in which ...

Lothes traveled the world as an Air Force intelligence specialist

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2018, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS — An Elkins woman traveled the globe during her 25 years in the military. Wilga C. Lothes served ...

Anderegg flew 127 missions for the Air Force in the Vietnam War

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2018, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon native reflected on 27 years of actively serving in the United States Air ...

Petrice bonded with fellow soldiers in Cambodia

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2018, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS — An area Vietnam War veteran, who was wounded during his service, said his biggest takeaway from ...

Barbo-Vezinat overcame traumas while serving in the Army

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2018, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. BUCKHANNON — Surviving assault and coping with the death of her child was not easy for Amanda ...