Yearly Archive: 2015

Oct 27

History of the Challenge Coin


  It’s nearly impossible to definitively know why and where the tradition of challenge coins began. One thing is certain: Coins and military service go back a lot farther than our modern age. One of the earliest known examples of an enlisted soldier being monetarily rewarded for valor took place in Ancient Rome. If a …

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Oct 14

Gainesville Vet Discounts

Available In The Gainesville Area :   Burger King / 10% Dairy Queen / 10% Selected outlets Golden Corral / 10% IHop / 10% Hardes / 10% Schlotsky / 20% Ryans / Vet discount on Mondays only Subway / 10% Selected outlets AMC Theatre / Discount after 4PM Rega Cinema / Discount depends on location …

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Sep 17

Paratroopers To Test New Ruck


    Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division found their two options for rucksacks either too small or too big. So the Army has created a new design that’s just right. And while they were at it, Army officials were able to lighten the load and make the rucks easier to access, without having to …

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Sep 17

Grady Jones


  Grady Jones, was born in Fort Valley, Georgia, on August 19, 1929. The son of Woodford Grady Jones and mother Annie. Grady’s father was a farmer and cattle rancher. The family included Howard, Katheryn, Evelyn, Gertrude, and La Verne . He attended the public school system in Fort Valley and graduated from Concord Georgia …

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Sep 12

American Legion Pavilion Clean Up


Recently 10 of the members joined together to refurbish the BBQ grill and pavilion at the American Legion Post in Gainesvile. The legion was very appreciative and will allow us to use the park facilities at any time, as long as we schedule our event into their calendar. The BBQ and pavilion are leased to …

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