Remembering James Jordan

Remembering James Jordan

James Jordan was a decorated World War II veteran, an Arkansas legislator, Drew County judge, Drew County treasurer and mayor of Monticello. He often spoke at area Memorial Day and Veterans Day events giving tribute to veterans. It seems only fitting to remember and...

Louis McGuire: From the farm to WWII

This is the last of State Rep. Sheilla Lampkin’s 2012 series of tributes to World War II veterans. Louis McGuire of Monticello grew up on a farm in Alabama graduating from high school in 1942. McGuire had an older brother already in the Army so he was exempt...
P.Q. Gardner: WWII Aerial Gunner

P.Q. Gardner: WWII Aerial Gunner

In recognition of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, state Rep. Sheilla Lampkin writes about P.Q. Gardner, an aerial gunner who had 35 missions over Nazi Germany during World War II. Beginning in 1943 the European Air Offensive was unleashed on the German war machine...