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“My military experience was a great journey. I missed the opportunity to go overseas and the possibility of seeing combat.”

Michael Paul Williams — a columnist with the Richmond Times-Dispatch — won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Commentary "for penetrating and historically insightful columns that guided Richmond, a former capital of the Confederacy, through the painful and complicated process of dismantling the city's monuments to white supremacy."

He joined the military at age 16 and recalls watching the “dogfights” taking place in the sky. “North Korea had MiGs,” he said. “It was fun to watch, but deadly.”

If his name sounds familiar, it’s because for years he taught political science at Baylor University. What you may not know is that he served five years of active duty in the military and an additional 24 years in the Reserves.

When he dropped a buffer and put a hole in a plane, he gained a valuable lesson: “That’s when I learned about duct tape,” Lacy Stalnaker said.

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TRUMP, on Minneapolis protests and rioting: “I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right. ... Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts." — tweets Friday.

Organizers of the 12th annual Freedom Ball are expecting a capacity crowd of 450 people to celebrate and honor active-duty Armed Services members, veterans and Gold Star Spouses on the evening of March 7 at the Waco Convention Center.

DEAR ANNIE: My good friend has a habit that makes it difficult for her fellow diners when she is out to eat. She frequently blows her nose at …

With 20 years of U.S. Army active duty and National Guard service, Corpus Christi native Dr. Fernando Garza Sr. completed his education after leaving the service in 1975. He earned a doctorate in counseling and was a professor at Texas Tech. He also taught as a graduate professor at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa. He later became a readjustment counselor in Midland, aiding veterans.

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Celebrating 55 YearsJohn and Gloria Hill quietly celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary, dining out together, they were married December 23…

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