Cannon County Honors Fallen Heroes

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From left, Dr. William (Bill) Jennings, Woodbury Mayor Harold Patrick, and Tommy Woodson read the names of the 61 Cannon County veterans who lost their lives at war.
For the 18th consecutive year, Cannon County honored its fallen war heroes by reading the names of the 61 veterans who lost their lives at war through the years during a ceremony on the Courthouse lawn Thursday morning at 11.

The 15-minute ceremony included the reading of names, presentation of the colors, and music.

Those who have served and died while protecting and defending our country are:

World War I:

Samuel Bailey, Cherry M. Barrett, Clay Bucey, Eath Bush, Malcolm Cooper, Colonel DeBerry, Huston Dobbs, Burley Elrod, John W. Fugitte, Hugh Wiley Gunter, John Earl Hancock, Albert Higgins, Calvin Higgins, Matthew D. Keaton, Oral King, Drennon Meritt, Jesse Miller, Floyd E. Mooneyham, Robert A. Nichols, Willie Lee Owens, John M. Starr, Grover C. Todd.

World War II:

Alf Barrett, Georgia D. Bell, James W. Borren, John Bowen, Warren Crim, William E. Davenport, Earon D. Duke, Florst E. Ferrell, James C. Farrell, Donald Francis, Parmer R. Gunter, Wilber Hayes, Medford Howse, Willis W. Jernigan, Ray Mabe, Avent Muncy, Charles Muncy, Troy Murphy, Lessie L. Nokes, Hoyte Parker, Adam G. Pelham, Robert D. Pendleton, Lloyd Perry, Cecil R. Reed, Howard M. Rogers, Horace F. St. John, Leonard Simmons, Estyl Smithson, Truman I. Thomas, Milburn Travis, Walker Lee Vandygriff, John H. Vinson, Tillman Willard, Fred Wooten Jr., John D. Wright., James H. Young.

Korean War:

Clyde Erza Sissom

Vietnam War:

Harold Lawton Basham

Operation Iraqi Freedom:

Frank B. Walkup IV
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November 11, 2010 at 6:19pm
Lest we forget.... Freedom isn't free. Thanks to all our Cannon County Veterans and to those who paid with the supreme sacrifice.
November 11, 2010 at 7:37pm
I would like to say Thank You to all our Veterans, and please know that you are appreciated!
November 12, 2010 at 9:47am
Thank You
November 13, 2010 at 7:24am
late in the evening on Veteran's Day I heard from a soldier who told me that our son (1LT Walkup) saved his life the day he died. I am sure that many of the others whose names are engraved on the monument performed heroic deeds as well, and for them our counrty is forever in debt. Never Forget!
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