Voices of Our Veterans: Honoring the War Veterans of Mason County, West Virginia

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Voices of Our Veterans captures the memories of twenty-seven war veterans from Mason County, West Virginia, as told to high school students, preserving their stories of heroism, perseverance, and sacrifice for the ages. This compilation of biographies was authored by Walter Rayness eleventh grade Language Arts students at Wahama High School during the spring semester of 2009. Wahama, a small rural school with an enrollment of approximately 430 students in grades seven through twelve, rests along the Ohio River in the area of Mason County known as the "Big Bend."

Through their efforts and participation in this project, these twenty-four first-time published writers not only honed their skills in the areas of writing, technology, oral communication, and critical thinking, but they also gained a greater awareness and appreciation of the contributions and sacrifices of all veterans. During their interviews, these servicemen related their fears, their hardships, and their triumphs--some for the first time. Along the way, they shared a plethora of emotions as they led the students through their military journeys.

We hope you enjoy reading about these everyday men who we consider our local heroes.

Mr. Walter Raynes

Now more than ever, stories like these must be toldand lessons learned lest we forget, lest we forget. What some of the youth of Wahama High School accomplished was they kept the library of knowledge of twenty-seven veterans from being lost to future generations.

Medal of Honor winner Woody Williams

 

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Contents

Lewis Allen
1
Paul Ashby
6
Jerry Bain
10
James Ball
15
Harold Bumgarner
23
Frank Gilkey
32
Travis B Gray
37
David Hall
42
Brian Kearns
71
Lou MacEwan
80
Bill Pauley
89
Harry Chub Pickens
99
Dennis Rayburn
104
Ershel Bill Riffle
109
Ralph Roush
114
Jeff Russell
118

Samuel Halstead
46
John Hayman
51
Golden Herdman
55
Paul Johnson
63
Don Justis
67
Carl Swisher
121
Billy Van Meter
125
Marcellus Waid
129
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Mr. Walter Raynes's Wahama High School Eleventh Grade Language Arts Students, spring of 2009.

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