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University job provides different challenges

Jim Wiecking currently spends his workday helping Longwood University get grant money to do research projects as part ...

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Booker breaks patterns, racial lines with service

Master Chief Cryptologist Dr. John Booker, age 79, was born and raised in Cumberland County. As a young ...

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‘I’m a lucky, lucky person’

James Wooten Jr., 76, walks with a limp and has fought diabetes after returning from two years of ...

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Respect, discipline, comradery

Major Sergeant John Sedgwick, 78, of Buckingham, originally grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. Born in 1942, Sedgwick grew ...

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Virgil Chick was just doing his duty

Virgil Chick doesn’t think of himself as a military hero. “I don’t have any hero stories for you,” ...

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From cook to general, Fore does it all

Being a brigadier general in the National Guard would be enough of an accomplishment for most, but for ...

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‘This is what I want to do’

Sergeant Josh Jones, age 37, of Buckingham, was originally taken on a tour of Fork Union Military Academy ...

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Hamlin weathered adversity to build a life

Robert “Bob” Hamlin faced significant adversity early in his life — times when options were closed off to ...

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Gough: A wartime commander

William “Buck” Gough Jr. joined the U.S. Army in 1984 and served into the early ’90s, including during ...

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Young: Ever ready to serve

Justine Young leads an exciting, unpredictable life that many would find nearly impossible to manage, but she makes ...

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Tuition aid leads to military career

A  consensus among friends, some encouragement from a recruiter and a desire to help his parents pay for ...

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‘I knew what I was doing, and I’d do it all again’

Prince Edward County resident Silas Blanton was born in the nearby Cumberland County in 1959. Growing up, he ...

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