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103, 2024

Vivian C. “Millie” Bailey’s Legacy: WWII Veteran, Civil Servant & Fundraiser

Vivian C. “Millie” Bailey, was an American World War II veteran, civil servant, and volunteer. She was a fundraiser for education, health, and military service personnel. Bailey was one of the first African American officers in the Women's Army Corps and served as a commander of the Women's Colored Detachment. Bailey was a division director in the Social Security Administration. She was born on February 3, 1918, in Washington D.C. and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Millie's remarkable journey began when she graduated as the valedictorian of Booker T. Washington High School. After eight years working as a stenographer and medical [...]

1311, 2023

Veteran Steve Green Helps Kids Plant Milkweed Seeds

In South Bend, Judy Frazier and the participants of the youth program she initiated, We the Kids, distributed 11 milkweed plants and approximately 20 bags of milkweed seeds in June during the WNIT Kids Club Day in the Park at St. Patrick’s County Park. Frazier is currently seeking another opportunity to distribute seeds. Diana Mendelsohn, the organizer of an annual Earth and Arbor Day event, had intended to distribute milkweed seeds and showcase a live butterfly this past Saturday at Roseland Town Park. While there are overall declines in the monarch population, Taron expressed discomfort with reports that he considers [...]

310, 2023

Recipient of Veteran Service Award Dedicates Efforts to Fellow Veterans’ Well-being

By Mike BollingerTom Britt has called Johnston County home since 2008, dedicating the past 15 years to serving his fellow veterans in various capacities. In recognition of his unwavering commitment, Britt has been honored with the prestigious Johnston Now Veteran Service Award.For Britt, being a veteran is a lifelong commitment. He firmly believes that if he has the capacity to assist his fellow veterans, he will continue to do so, motivated by the memory of friends he lost during his service. Britt served in the U.S. Army from May 27, 1966, until May 26, 1969, achieving the rank of Specialist [...]


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