Some of the most powerful stories come from those who have served in the armed forces. Recognize the service, bravery and sacrifice of the many heroes who have served or are serving our country.
Select stories will be published in The Herald & Review and on herald-review.com over a 10-week period with each week being dedicated to one honoree's story. Read below about our selected honorees.
DECATUR — When he reflects on his World War II service, Bob Corey likes to reflect on the lighter moments, apart from the fighting.
DECATUR — Dave Mayberry, 89, has had family serve in the military dating back to the Civil War. Family members also served during World War I,…
Iraq War veteran Brian Miller served in the United States Air Force and was skeptical about veteran groups.
MOUNT PULASKI — Christopher Smith has been in the Navy Reserves since 2012, but he wishes he could do more.
FORSYTH — Lewis Catlin just celebrated his 99th birthday.
DECATUR — Rose Mary Wolfe doesn’t feel her service time during World War II was courageous.
MACON — Given the opportunity to meet Jack Stringer, strangers wouldn't be able to tell that a bullet went into the back of the Korean War vet…
DECATUR — On Jan. 9, 1945, Vito Bertoldo laid in plain view on a street in Hatten, France, gun in hand, awaiting the arrival of Nazis who woul…
DECATUR – A.J. Henderson never considered the military until a dirt bike accident several years ago.
MACON — Paul Wells was 20 years old when he decided to join the military in 1950, but he wasn’t sure they wanted him.