©By Larry Hume (VFW Post 8904)

Local World War II Veteran to Visit Washington D.C. Memorials

August 23, 2016 - Joaquin, Texas World War II Veteran, Mr. A. J. Procell has been selected by the Honor Flight Austin to be a part of a trip to the World War II Memorial in Washington D. C.   This is a special Victory over Japan (VJ Day) event that will take place September 2nd, 2016.  
 
Mr. Procell served in the US Navy and was aboard the USS North Carolina in Tokyo Bay when the formal surrender by the Japanese Empire took place on September 2, 1945.  He lived and witnessed history that most of us have just read about. 
 

TV Interview of Local Veteran

July 27, 2016 - Mr. A. J. Procell of Joaquin was interviewed by Channel 3 News from Shreveport yesterday. Mr. Procell is a World War II Navy Veteran who served aboard the USS North Carolina and was in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945 and witnessed the signing of the formal Japanese surrender.

His interview is scheduled to air Sunday evening, July 31st on the 9 and 10 o’clock news. Be sure to watch or record.

In Search of Relatives of WWII and Korean War Veteran Willie Edward Windham

July 22, 2016 - I am looking for a relative of WW II and Korean War Veteran Willie Edward Windham.  Mr. Windham has been missing in action in Korea since August 12, 1950.  With our upcoming program on Wednesday, July 27th  commemorating the 63rd Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice will honor his service and sacrifice.  We would like to make a presentation to any relative of his.  Contact me at 598-2976 or chief@chiefimaging.com.

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