Monthly Archives: June 2009

Private Sowers Found

Private George Sowers’ footstone has been located, thanks to directions from his great great  great grandson.  The headstone will now be rescued from the church furnace room , reset and the gravesite re-dedicated. There will be an appropriate ceremony held this summer, at … Continue reading

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The Mystery is solved!

I talked with Colonel Wilker’s daughter this afternoon and she assured me that our hometown hero does indeed have a family here.  She now lives in Christiansburg and other family members currently reside in Floyd County.  Details will follow as … Continue reading

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Mystery

                     Dean Wilker, Colonel, United States Marine Corp    Col. Wilker distinguished himself in three wars and retired as  commander of Marine Air Group 12 in Vietnam.  He was awarded the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Wrap-up

Today the flags were removed, gravestones marked with decals, and pictures taken.  Family placed flags were left undisturbed, except for replacement of faded ones.  Closeup shots were taken for identification and longshots for orientation.  Flag placing should be easier next … Continue reading

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