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St. Clair Remembers

Epic tales from the men and women who went to war Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Graham Hadley Contributed Photos It may be cliché, but if the walls of the Col. Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home could talk, my, oh my, the stories they could tell. But short of talking walls and such, […]

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D-Day Veteran

Memories of the War Story and photos by Jim Smothers Submitted Photos For a half century, Howell Dulaney would not talk about World War II. He tried to shut it out. He didn’t want to think about the horrors he experienced in the war, and he wanted the nightmares to stop. “It just gets so […]

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For Our Veterans

Pell Citian a part of history in Iwo Jima Story by Jim Smothers Photos by Jim Smothers and Michael Callahan Contributed photos You’ve probably seen the famous photo of the five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the flag on Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi. It’s one of the most famous photos ever taken, and is […]

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Col. Robert L. Howard

The legend behind name of veterans’ home Story by Leigh Pritchett Submitted Photos The military heroics and achievements of Robert L. Howard are no secret. They earned him the Congressional Medal of Honor, among many other medals and awards. However, what may not be so well known about this man — who is the namesake […]

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96 and going strong

Farmer once served as bodyguard for Gen. Eisenhower Story by Linda Long Photos by Jim Smothers Submitted Photos The old wooden farmhouse is typical of many found in rural St. Clair County. Surrounded by winter swept fields, a Black and Tan hound sits on its front porch poised to sound a welcoming bay to approaching […]

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Shorty Goodwin

Long on inspiration Story by Leigh Pritchett Photos by Michael Callahan The home of Clarence Edward Goodwin is a soft yellow, trimmed with white and cradled by blooms. Overlooking the lake, it resembles a dollhouse. In its entrance is a wall hanging that reads, “Within this house, may God’s love abide to bless all those […]

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