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Unsung Heroes

Army veteran shares experiences during Vietnam War era

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which features veterans in our area and shares first-hand accounts of their military service. The series is published each Monday through Veterans Day. ELKINS — An Army veteran who served during the ...

Soldier recalls multiple tours of service around the world

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which features veterans in our area and shares first-hand accounts of their military service. The series is published each Monday through Veterans Day. ELKINS — In both his civilian and military career, ...

Former Army attack helicopter pilot recalls service overseas

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which features veterans in our area and shares first-hand accounts of their military service. The series is published each Monday through Veterans Day. To suggest an Unsung Hero, call 304-636-2121, ext. ...

Army veteran recalls his service in Signal Corps

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which features veterans in our area and shares first-hand accounts of their military service. The series is published each Monday through Veterans Day. To suggest an Unsung Hero, call 304-636-2121, ext. ...

2-time Purple Heart recipient recalls his service in Vietnam

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which features veterans in our area and shares first-hand accounts of their military service. The series is published each Monday through Veterans Day. To suggest an Unsung Hero, call 304-636-2121, ext. ...

Veteran shares experiences from Vietnam medic service

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which features veterans in our area and shares first-hand accounts of their military service. The series is published each Monday through Veterans Day. To suggest an Unsung Hero, call 304-636-2121, ext. ...

Local Navy veteran was honored for service during World War II

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which features veterans in our area and shares first-hand accounts of their military service. The series is published each Monday through Veterans Day. To suggest an Unsung Hero, call 304-636-2121, ext. ...

WWII veteran remembers fighting Battle of the Bulge

Editor’s note: This is the 13th article in The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which will feature veterans in our area and share first-hand accounts of their military service. The series will publish each Monday through Veterans Day. To suggest an Unsung Hero, call 304-636-2121, ...

Submariner recalls service with United States Navy

Editor’s note: This is the 12th article in The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which will feature veterans in our area and share first-hand accounts of their military service. The series will publish each Monday through Veterans Day. To suggest an Unsung Hero, call 304-636-2121, ...

Army mechanic recalls service during Cold War

Editor’s note: This is the 11th article in The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which will feature veterans in our area and share first-hand accounts of their military service. The series will publish each Monday through Veterans Day. To suggest an Unsung Hero, call 304-636-2121, ...

Scott recalls military service

Editor’s note: This is the 10th article in The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which will feature veterans in our area and share first-hand accounts of their military service. The series will publish each Monday through Veterans Day. To suggest an Unsung Hero, call 304-636-2121, ...

Veteran recalls three wars

Editor’s note: This is the ninth article in The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which will feature veterans in our area and share first-hand accounts of their military service. The series will publish each Monday through Veterans Day. To suggest an Unsung Hero, call 304-636-2121, ...

Miller attributes success to the support of his wife

Editor’s note: This is the eighth article in The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which will feature veterans in our area and share first-hand accounts of their military service. The series will publish each Monday through Veterans Day. To suggest an Unsung Hero, call 304-636-2121, ...

Vietnam veteran recalls Army ranger experience

Editor’s note: This is the seventh article in The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which will feature veterans in our area and share first-hand accounts of their military service. The series will publish each Monday through Veterans Day. To suggest an Unsung Hero, call ...

Evans earned Purple Heart during the Vietnam War

PARSONS — Daniel O. Evans was just 17 years old when he enlisted in the United States Air Force, a decision that would eventually lead to him serving during the Vietnam War. Evans is from Leadmine, where his parents, Phares Evans, a former Navy man, and Maxine Simmons Evans, raised him ...

Elkins native currently serving with the U.S. Air Force in Japan

Editor’s note: This is the fourth article in The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which will feature veterans in our area and share first-hand accounts of their military service. The series will publish each Monday through Veterans Day. To suggest an Unsung Hero, call 304-636-2121, ...

Wyshyvanuk applies skills from service to current job

Editor’s note: This is the fourth article in The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which will feature veterans in our area and share first-hand accounts of their military service. The series will publish each Monday through Veterans Day. To suggest an Unsung Hero, call 304-636-2121, ...

Veteran strives to help others

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which will feature veterans in our area and share first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS — Sgt. 1st Class Jake Roberts spent 20 months and 15 days in Vietnam, and the Elkins veteran and ...

Harman resident, Carl Wilfong, proud of service in U.S. Army

HARMAN — It has been more than 50 years since a local hero, Carl Wilfong, served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as a sergeant. “It was just a great experience,” Wilfong said. “I wouldn’t trade it for anything.” Wilfong was born Feb. 18, 1940, and grew up in Harman. He ...

Ware shares memory of fallen comrade

ELKINS — Each year around Memorial Day, the gravestones of veterans at Little Arlington Cemetery in Cravensdale get spruced up with American flags and a little extra attention. For Elkins veteran Roger Ware, one grave stands out — it belongs to his buddy Dennis Baxter, a 19-year-old ...