UDC honors veterans with military service medals
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Attendees included left to right, front row: Benjamin Cole Tomlinson, George Alton Hardy Jr., Billy Ray La Taste; back row, chapter president, Helen M. Johnson, Alabama Division recorder of military service awards; Glendora James, Clyde Larry Howard, Randy Alan Maddox, Franklin D. Leatherwood Jr., Reiber Dixon Heath, Chapter recorder of military service awards; Joyce M. La Taste, and Judy Blackwell, Alabama Honorary Life president. Also present but not pictured was Linda Edwards, Alabama Division corresponding secretary and Linda Howard, Chapter chaplain. Photo: Special to The Star
Attendees included left to right, front row: Benjamin Cole Tomlinson, George Alton Hardy Jr., Billy Ray La Taste; back row, chapter president, Helen M. Johnson, Alabama Division recorder of military service awards; Glendora James, Clyde Larry Howard, Randy Alan Maddox, Franklin D. Leatherwood Jr., Reiber Dixon Heath, Chapter recorder of military service awards; Joyce M. La Taste, and Judy Blackwell, Alabama Honorary Life president. Also present but not pictured was Linda Edwards, Alabama Division corresponding secretary and Linda Howard, Chapter chaplain. Photo: Special to The Star
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The General William H. Forney Chapter 468, United Daughters of the Confederacy recently awarded seven military service medals to Veterans who served faithfully and honorably in the United States military and was a lineal descendant of a Confederate ancestor who served honorably in the War Between the States. The award ceremony was held at the Jacksonville Public Library with family and friends in attendance.

Sgt. Benjamin Cole Tomlinson of Jacksonville was awarded the Cross of Military Service No. 72 on his great-great-great-grandfather, Pvt. James R. Warren, Company E, 22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry. Sgt. Tomlinson served in the Global War on Terror in Company A, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, U.S. Marine Corp.

Sgt. Reiber Dixon Heath of Anniston was awarded the National Defense medal No. 2244 on his great-great-grandfather, Pvt. John H. Heath, Company E, 31st Regiment, Alabama Infantry. Sgt. Heath served during the Vietnam Conflict, 1983 Command Squadron Advanced Flight Control System, U.S. Air Force.

Sgt. Clyde Larry Howard of Oxford was awarded the National Defense Medal No. 2291 on his great-great-grandfather, Pvt. Elias Rogers, Company K, 3rd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry. Sgt. Howard served during the Vietnam Conflict, 465th Bombardment Wing, Strategic Air Command, U.S. Air Force.

Airman 1st Class George Alton Hardy Jr. of Eastaboga was awarded the National Defense medal No. 2242 on his great-grandfather, Pvt. Thomas M. Hardy, Company G, 3rd Regiment, Alabama Calvary. Airman 1st Class hardy served during the Vietnam Conflict, 3960 Security Police Squadron, Strategic Air Command, U.S. Air Force.

Airman 1st Class Billy Ray LaTaste of Anniston was awarded the National Defense medal No. 2253 on his grandfather, Pvt. Eugene Gerard la Taste, Company A, Cobb’s Legion, Georgia Calvary. Airman 1st Class La Tasta served during the Vietnam Conflict, Headquarters Air Force-Iceland, U.S. Air Force.

Sgt. Randy Alan Maddox of Oxford was awarded the National Defense medal No. 2243 on his great-great-great-grandfather, Pvt. Daniel M. Craft, company B, 22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry. Sgt. Maddox served during the Persian Gulf, Missile Warning System Air Force Space Command, U.S. Air Force.

Pvt. Franklin D. Leatherwood Jr. of Boaz was awarded the National Defense medal No. 2252 on his great-great-grandfather, 2 Cpl. George C. Leatherwood, Company G, 11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry. Pvt. Leatherwood served during the Global War on Terror, 1st Battalion 167 Infantry, U.S. Army.

Jacksonville State University ROTC led the posting and closing of the colors. Delta Zeta Sorority assisted at the sign-in and hospitality table. Judge Alice Martin sang the National Anthem and My Country ‘Tis of Thee. Pledges to the flags and songs were led by Sonja Randle. Calhoun County clerk Eli Henderson was the speaker. The Rev. Larry Howard gave the invocation and benediction. The awards were presented by Helen M. Johnson, Joyce M. La Taste and Linda Howard.

Contact Joyce La Taste at 256-831-4016 for more information on military service awards.
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