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We Salute: August 2014

Every Monday and Friday, KNWA salutes area service men and women. Send us you picture and information to be included in this segment! Email them to news@knwa.com with "We Salute" in the subject line.
We salute Arnold (Arnie) Hodel!

Arnie Hodel served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1949 - 1952. He was a firefighter and retired as a fire chief in Illinois after 43 years.  He then worked here in Arkansas as the chief for the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department. 

He has two grandsons serving in the Marines and Navy. Hodel was nominated by his wife Catherine who notes that he is "89 years young" now and lives in Fayetteville.

Every Monday and Friday, KNWA salutes area service men and women. Send us you picture and information to be included in this segment! Email them to news@knwa.com with "We Salute" in the subject line.
We salute Lindsey H Edwards!
 
Edwards was just 19 years old when he stood on watch at the signing of the peace treating ending WWII on USS the Missouri in Tokyo Bay. Edwards joined the US Navy one day after his graduation from Gentry High School.  When he returned home, he married his high school sweetheart, Verna.

Edwards was nominated by his daughter, Judy, who writes,"Generations of the Edwards family have grown up hearing stories of Okinawa, kamakazes, and the huge wave that nearly washed Lindsey into the Pacific -- 'And battleships don’t turn around for sailors washed overboard.'"

"Great tales…some of them funny, many frightening, each of them ending with a reaffirmation of his faith in God and his love for country and family."

FC3 Lindsey Edwards is now 88 "years young" and looking forward to an upcoming trip to Orlando where he will visit his granddaughter and attend a reunion for all his former shipmates.

We salute Petty Officer James Tracy!

Tracy is orginally from Maryland and served in the United States Navy from 1979-1999 as a Hospital corpsman. He has served at 10 different bases around the globe. A few years after retiring from the Army, Tracy moved his family from Florida to Fayetteville. He was nominated by his family who says "James is still doing what he did in the Navy helping people as an employee at Washington Regional."

Tracy has two daughters who go to school at University of Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas Communtiy College.

Every Monday and Friday, KNWA salutes area service men and women. Send us you picture and information to be included in this segment! Email them to news@knwa.com with "We Salute" in the subject line.
We salute Corporal Phillip Crosby!

Crosby was nominated by the Fayetteville Police Department who writes, "The men and women of the Fayetteville Police Department would like say “Welcome Home” to Corporal Phillip Crosby who resumed his duties today with F.P.D. after a yearlong deployment with the United States Army. Corporal Crosby has been with the Fayetteville Police Department for over 20 years and with this is his third military deployment during his career at F.P.D.

We thank you for your service to our community and to our country."

Crosby lives in Washington county with his wife and two sons.

Every Monday and Friday, KNWA salutes area service men and women. Send us you picture and information to be included in this segment! Email them to news@knwa.com with "We Salute" in the subject line.
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