SGT Kevin A Gilbertson

Sgt. Kevin A. Gilbertson, 24, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany; died Aug. 31, 2007 in Landstuhl, Germany and was buried in Cedar Rapids, IA September 11,...

Capt Rusty Blair

The Rome City Commission named police Capt. Rusty Blair the city’s Officer of the Year for his capture of a murder suspect wanted in Bartow County. “He is one of my best” in a department of exemplary officers, Police Chief Denise Downer-McKinney said during a...

PO2 Larry Townsend, Jr.

Larry Townsend Jr. served in the Navy for over 10 years. He ended his career with E-5 rank. He served the majority of his career on the USS Bataan. During his service, he was aboard the USS Bataan in 2012, when it made history for the longest ship out to sea in over...

Police Captain Lyle McKinney

Retired West Des Moines Police Capt. Lyle McKinney died June 27, 2017 of pancreatic cancer. He was 76. McKinney was an optimistic, dedicated lawman who served West Des Moines for 30 years. His career spanned the growth of West Des Moines from a small town on the edge...

PO3 Warren Samuel Craig

On Oct 11-12, 1942,  I had the honor of being one of 250 crewman on the USS DUNCAN DD485 at the slot at Guadalcanal and Save Island in the south Pacific in a battle group of cruisers and destroyers. Our target was the Japanese Tokyo Express. It was 11;30pm on the...