Memorial Day

WWII vet in Mississippi celebrates 100 years

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi Clarion Ledger – 2022-06-05 09:54:23

Burly Register sits in his home with his army portrait from 1942 before his 100th birthday on Memorial Day in Laurel, Miss. on Friday, May 27, 2022.

POWERS, Miss. — Burly Register had much to celebrate on .

Family and friends gathered in Powers to recognize his military service and the fact that he marked 100 years old.

Register, born May 30, 1922, is a World War II veteran who served during the war’s Battle of the Bulge in 1944. He grew up in Morton in Scott County. At age 20, he joined the Army as the nation was in the…

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2022 Memorial Day holiday travel enforcement period concluded

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-05-31 14:11:01

Mississippi Highway Patrol Accepting Applications For Cadet Class 66

Jackson, Miss - concluded the 2022 Travel Enforcement Period Monday at midnight.

The enforcement period began on Friday, May 27, at 12:01 am.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued a total of 15,263 citations, made 375 arrests for impaired driving, and cited 1,615 motorists for seatbelt violations. MHP also investigated 125 crashes resulting in 49 injuries with 4 fatal crashes…

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Agency: 1 dead, 7 injured in Oklahoma festival shooting

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-05-30 14:34:03

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crews film at the scene of a fatal shooting that happened at a event in Taft, Okla., on Sunday, May 29, 2022. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

TAFT, Okla. (AP) — Authorities said a 26-year-old man was in custody after one person was killed and seven people were injured in a shooting early Sunday at an outdoor in eastern Oklahoma, where witnesses described frantic people running for cover amid…

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Military History Comes Alive at the Sean Cooley G.I. Museum – Our Mississippi Home

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by Nancy Jo Maples, Our Mississippi Home

Uniformed mannequins and more than 17,000 artifacts breathe life into the G.I. in the Sean M. Cooley Memorial Hall at Gautier.

If has sparked you to think of paying to our military, this museum makes a great excursion. It’s an easy day trip from anywhere in . Doug Mansfield and his wife Cheryl, owners of the military exhibits, opened their own…

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Mississippi Stories: Brigadier General Maxey J. Phillips (Retired)

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2022-05-29 16:00:26, 1653858026

In this episode of , Editor-at-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Brigadier General Maxey J. Phillips (Retired) of the Mississippi Air National Guard. Maxey fell in love with aviation early in life as he picked cotton on his family’s Northeast Mississippi farm. He watched as World War 2 training aircraft (AT-6 Texans) buzzed over his head. While they were training future pilots, they also lit a dream in a small boy.

After graduating from Mississippi State with an aeronautical engineering degree, Maxey joined the U.S. Air Force where he trained to fly the Air Force’s newest fighter, the F-4 Phantom. From the Cuban Missile Crisis, to Vietnam, to England and back to Mississippi, Maxey tells stories about his nearly 40-year career in the Air Force.

Those stories include a career-altering conversation with legendary aviator General Chuck Yeager, a near-fatal encounter with a turkey buzzard while flying at 480 knots and his time as the 172nd Airlift Wing Commander in Jackson, Mississippi. Most poignantly for weekend, though, Maxey talks about his fallen comrades and a beloved uncle who died in Vietnam.

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Mississippi Stories: Brigadier General Maxey J. Phillips

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Mississippi Stories: Brigadier General Maxey J. Phillips (Retired)

In this episode of , Mississippi Today Editor-at-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Brigadier General Maxey J. Phillips (Retired) of the Mississippi Air National Guard. Maxey fell in love with aviation early in life as he picked cotton on his family’s Northeast Mississippi farm. He watched as World War 2 training aircraft (AT-6 Texans) buzzed over his head. While they were training future pilots, they also lit a dream in a small boy.

After graduating from Mississippi State with an aeronautical engineering degree, Maxey joined the U.S. Air Force where he trained to fly the Air Force’s newest fighter, the F-4 Phantom. From the Cuban Missile Crisis, to Vietnam, to England and back to Mississippi, Maxey tells stories about his nearly 40-year career in the Air Force.

Those stories include a career-altering conversation with legendary aviator General Chuck Yeager, a near-fatal encounter with a turkey buzzard while flying at 480 knots and his time as the 172nd Airlift Wing Commander in Jackson, Mississippi. Most poignantly for weekend, though, Maxey talks about his fallen comrades and a beloved uncle who died in Vietnam.

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This article first appeared on Mississippi Today and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.

Ridgeland Memorial Day service to honor fallen soldiers

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi Clarion Ledger – 2022-05-26 21:00:07

With the three-day weekend approaching, several events are planned in the Jackson metro area to honor U.S. service members who died in service to the nation.

The city of Ridgeland will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the Memory Park at City Hall, 100 W. School St., Ridgeland, with U.S. Rep., Michael Guest, third district. 

Flags are placed near headstones at the Vicksburg National Cemetery during the Memorial Day flag placement event in Vicksburg, Miss., Friday, May 28, 2021. Nearly 1,700 flags were placed.

The event is…

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Click It or Ticket campaign under way this week

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-05-25 11:15:45

Coast law enforcement agencies are joining the Department of Transportation’s national Click It or Ticket campaign this week to remind drivers to buckle up.

The seat belt campaign started Monday and runs through June 5, a period that encompasses the weekend.

“We want the act of buckling up to become automatic to all drivers and passengers,” said Sgt. Jason DuCré. “It’s not just a safe thing…

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Mississippi Red Snapper season opening Memorial Day weekend

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-05-20 16:20:02

, Miss. – Mississippi’s Red Snapper season will open for private recreational anglers and state for-hire vessels at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022, with an anticipated mid-season closure date of Monday, July 4, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

As with previous years, a mid-season closure will allow for Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) staff to compile landings information and examine the potential for a…

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Ocean Springs police honor fallen officer with wreath

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www.wxxv25.com – Rick Gogreve – 2022-05-19 17:48:50

Members of the Department visited the Bellande Cemetery to observe National Police .

They placed a wreath at the grave of former Sgt. Ernest Beaugez who was killed in action.

In 1954, Sgt. Beaugez was shot and killed near Orange Grove by a suspect who had fled parole in California.

Beaugez then arrested the suspect, but was overpowered, disarmed, and kidnapped by the suspect as he was…

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