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Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefA group of veterans from Tennessee is getting a big "thank you" in our area. They were greeted with a special celebration Friday afternoon at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford. 19 men who served in World War II and the Korean War are on their way...
The Department of Historic Resources announced the addition of 13 new historic sites to the Virginia Landmarks Register on Thursday. New listings among the 13 include sites in the counties of Amherst, Bath, Giles, Montgomery, Pittsylvania, and...
The state of Virginia will issue an historical marker in honor of NASCAR pioneer and Danville native Wendell Scott on April 5. The dedication will be at noon April 5 at the marker’s location at 118 Wendell Scott Drive in Danville. In 1963 Scott...
ReporterAlonzo Haynes died in Italy during World War II. Friday afternoon, his family finally received the medals he earned almost 70 years ago. Tollie Haynes placed a wreath honoring his brother beneath the Overlord Arch at the National D-Day Memorial....
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A veteran in Buckingham County has been awarded the medals he earned during World War II. Eighty-nine-year-old Charles Lewis received two Distinguished Flying Crosses and eight Air Medals on Wednesday during a ceremony at the Buckingham Veterans of...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefDozens of people crowded into the Bedford Welcome Center Tuesday, to hear from a distinguished panel of speakers. "I feel this is living history in the making," said Katrina D'Inzillo, a Smith Mountain Lake resident who attended the event. "You can't...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefWhen kids visit the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, they learn what it was like to be a soldier during World War II. It's a lesson that's now being shared from a distance. "We wanted to reach out to a broader scope of students," said April Cheek-...
WDBJ7 anchor/reporter"We'd go out and come down, and do a loop and then come back down, when I was coming back down, I'd make a 90-degree turn and come back up and I'd make a clover leaf all around that thing!" Sounds more like a scene out of Top Gun and although 90-year-old...
WDBJ7 ReporterMore men and women serving in the military committed suicide in 2012 than died during battle. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or P-T-S-D plays a big role in the lives of many veterans. Sometimes, they don't know they have it, but as the problem grows,...
Today the nation pauses to say “thank you”. Veterans Day is a time to salute the men and women in uniform who fight for everything that our nation stands for. A special event was held at the veterans memorial in Vinton. The event included...
WDBJ7 ReporterJack Lucas was a Prisoner of War on his 21st birthday. Today, he needs something to do. He lost his wife 11 years ago to Alzheimer's. Now he spends every day with his son. 20 years ago he helped build part of his son's general contractor shop off...
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