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Unsung Heroes

Bennett served in the Navy in Japan during WWII

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2020, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. The series will be published through Veterans Day. ELKINS — Elkins resident Calvin Bennett spent two ...

Hensley served 27 years as a U.S. Navy chaplain

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2020, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. The series will be published through Veterans Day. ELKINS — The Rev. Basil Hensley, a longtime Elkins ...

Summerfield served as an F-4 fighter crew chief in Vietnam

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2020, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. The series will be published through Veterans Day. ELKINS — An Elkins native and Vietnam veteran was ...

Lambert the youngest commander in H.W. Daniels Post 29 history

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2020, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. The series will be published through Veterans Day. ELKINS — An Elkins native and active member of the ...

Savage served across country and the world in Air Force

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College alumnus Steven S. Savage spent 27 years of his life serving in the United States Air Force. Savage started his Air Force career in October 1972 and retired in 1999. He achieved the rank of colonel. He grew up in Wheeling, where he graduated from high ...

Smith earned a Purple Heart serving 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. BUCKHANNON — An Upshur County man who earned a Purple Heart after being injured in Vietnam is continuing ...