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John Vick, Author at The Andalusia Star-News

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Part 2: Wesley E. Courson, 2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Force, WWII POW, Stalag Luft III

Stalag Luft III was one of the most infamous and well-known of the German Prisoner of War camps. It eventually housed some 10,949 POWs, including ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, July 30, 2021 3:29 pm

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Wesley E. Courson, 2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Force, WWII Prisoner of War

Part 1 – Five Missions Over Germany Author’s note: The author wishes to thank Mrs. Mary Courson Kyzar and her son, Marc, for providing a ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:29 pm

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1st Lieutenant Harold H. Beasley, U.S. Army Air Force, WW II , KIA

(Editor’s Note: This week’s author is Robert Evers, a member of Covington Veterans Foundation.) First Lt. Harold H. Beasley of Andalusia was one of tens ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, July 16, 2021 1:02 pm

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Vick: What does Independence Day mean to you?

Our country just celebrated the 245th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This year was just another 4th of July celebration with ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, July 9, 2021 4:22 pm

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Flying the Hump with Dempsey P. Albritton, 1st Lt., U.S. Army Air Force, WWII

Books and movies tell about the Allied war effort during WW II to fly supplies over the eastern Himalayas to the Nationalists Chinese Army fighting ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, July 2, 2021 1:37 pm

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The Albritton Family’s Legacy of Service

Recently, Dr. Bill Albritton brought the author a photograph of his family reunion taken Christmas 1941, just a little over two weeks after Pearl Harbor. ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, June 25, 2021 2:00 pm

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A Father’s Day Dedication: The story of Torpedo Squadron 8 at the Battle of Midway

As we celebrate Father’s Day this year, we remember the sacrifices of all the young fathers who never returned from war. We should also remember ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, June 18, 2021 5:03 pm

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Big Rodgers’ Socks: The story of Pfc. Thomas Lloyd Rodgers, U.S. Army, WWII

One week after the commemoration of the invasion of Normandy, the author is pleased to write about a brave young man from the Carolina community ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, June 11, 2021 3:05 pm

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D-Day, June 6, 1944 – 77 Years Ago

June 6, 2021 marks the 77th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy during WW II. Operation Overlord, the code-name for the invasion, was the ... Read more

by John Vick, Sunday, June 6, 2021 10:07 am

Lifestyles

Memorial Day 2021

On Monday, May 31 at 10:00am, the City of Andalusia will sponsor Memorial Day ceremonies at the Covington County Veterans Memorial Park behind city hall. ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, May 28, 2021 5:34 pm

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