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Henderson County News

Laurel Park honors Lt. Hubert M. Smith, a late casualty of WWI

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In a letter to his mother from the battlefield of World War I, Hubert M. Smith showed a wisdom beyond his years.   Read Story »

Tags: World War II veterans | military veterans | military affairs | WWII in Henderson County

Henderson County News

County to honor veterans on Friday

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The Henderson County Heritage Museum in conjunction with Veterans Service Office will honor Henderson County veterans past and present at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 22, at Veterans Hall. Veterans Hall is at the Veterans Service Office in the Henderson County Human Services Building on Spartanburg Highway.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Area Seabee wins high honor in Navy

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A Navy Seabee from Brevard recently received a top honor for exceptional leadership of a team in the Philippines..   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

County to salute Battle of the Bulge

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On Dec. 16, 1944, 250,000 German troops attacked approximately 80,000  American troops along a thinly held line in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium. The German offensive, the last ditch Nazi offensive of World War II intended to overwhelm Allied ground forces, became known as the Battle of the Bulge.   Read Story »

Tags: World War II veterans | military veterans | military affairs

Henderson County News

Rotary Club honors Honor Guard

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The Henderson County Honor Guard performs the duty of honoring veterans who have passed way.   Read Story »

Tags: Veterans Day | military affairs | Rufus "Pooch" Pace | Henderson County Honor Guard

Henderson County News

Marine's mom and sister thank local supporters

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Jill Tahmooressi on Sunday thanked a roomful of residents for their support for her son, a Marine jailed in Mexico for the past 5½ months.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | military veterans | military affairs | Andrew Tahmooressi

Hendersonville Four Seasons Politics

Who is Tahmooressi and why is he on this sign?

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Who is Marine Tahmooressi and why is he on Jeff Miller's sign?   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Community remembers D-Day

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Henderson County residents heard Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower famous D-Day message to soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines about to embark on "a great crusade" — the Normandy invasion that would "bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world."   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Events set locally for 70th anniversary of D-Day

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Operation Overlord 2014 pulls out today for Bedford, Va., for a three-day event to honor 30 local surviving D-Day members on the 70th Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | military veterans | military affairs

Henderson County Life

Donation for new roof 'answer to prayer' for vet program

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Donors to Hendersonville-based HonorAir came through with the final $7,000 needed to match a Veterans Administration grant and pay for a new roof at a residential rehabilitation and job-training center for homeless veterans.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Veterans Day | military veterans | military affairs | Veterans Restoration Quarters

Henderson County News

Area students win service academy nominations

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A Hendersonville High School student and home school students from Flat Rock and Saluda are among 10 high school seniors from the 11th Congressional District nominated for military service academy appointments.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Events, park admission honor veterans

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Chimney Rock State Park and Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site are offering free admission, Fletcher  honors veterans on Saturday afternoon and the Hendersonville Rotary Club honors its veteran next week. Here's a roundup of Veterans Day events:   Read Story »

Tags: tourism | Veterans Day | military veterans | military affairs | Chimney Rock State Park

North Carolina News

Spence Campbell joins military affairs board

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A retired Army colonel and veteran of two tours of duty in Vietnam, Spence Campbell had seen the brass before. Even so, he was startled when he attended his first meeting as a member of the North Carolina Advisory Commission on Military Affairs.   Read Story »

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