Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:54:24 GMT
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies. The class included intensive training for theMore >>
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies.
Friday, April 18 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:38:37 GMT
This is a news release from Attorney General Jim Hood's Office A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. BrandonMore >>
A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:23:56 GMT
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club. The third annual tour is part of the university's effort to connect with alumniMore >>
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club.More >>
CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (16 January 2014) – The Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, welcomed Family members of Medal of Honor Recipient, Maj. Ed W. Freeman, during a school field trip on Jan. 16.
Shannan Lewis acted as a chaperone on the field trip for her daughter's gifted class at Ocean Springs Upper Elementary School. The purpose of the field trip was to supplement the school curriculum. They are currently learning about the history of war.
"I try to be involved in every school trip," said Shannan. "This trip was very special."
The trip was significant because this is the first time her and her daughter have been to Camp Shelby and to the Armed Forces Museum to see the her great uncle's display in the Medal of Honor exhibit.
"The most interesting thing I've learned about war is that my great- great uncle was in one," said Whitney.
Freeman was a Captain in the U.S. Army and was a member of Company A, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, First Cavalry Division (Airmobile) when he committed the acts of heroism that earned him a Medal of Honor. On November 14, 1965, he was a flight leader and second in command of a 16-helicopter lift unit, in the Ia Drang Valley in the Republic of Vietnam. An American infantry unit nearby was under attack. They were running low on ammunition and had suffered many casualties of war. The infantry commander closed the helicopter landing zone, due to intense direct enemy fire. Freeman risked his own life by flying his unarmed helicopter through an area in heavy enemy fire to deliver ammunition, water and medical supplies.
Freeman's flights had a direct impact on the battle's outcome by providing the engaged units with timely supplies of ammunition critical to their survival. After that, medical evacuation helicopters refused to fly into the area, once again, due to intense enemy fire. Freeman once again acted. He flew 14 separate rescue missions, providing life-saving evacuation of about 30 seriously wounded Soldiers.
Before Freeman died in 2008, Shannan said she was able to hear him tell his story.
"He came to Family reunions and he came to one shortly after he received the medal. We took pictures with him wearing it," she said.
Shannan said that being proud of Freeman's heroism and Medal of Honor is an understatement.
"That is an understatement, but yes, we are very proud he was given that recognition. Talking to him years ago, he didn't feel like he was doing a job. He felt that was what anyone would have done. He did not feel special in any way. It is a great honor for the Family and we are very proud of him," she said.
Saturday, April 19 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:01:26 GMT
Dozens of Petal residents and members of nearly one dozen Native-American tribes from six Southeastern states are engaging in an exchange of cultures for the first time in the Friendly City this weekend.More >>
Members of the Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee and other tribes are taking part in the 12th annual Golden Eagle Pow Wow.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:57:35 GMT
Hundreds of children and their parents got some early Easter presents at Dahmer Park Saturday morning during the 67th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the City of Hattiesburg and the Lion'sMore >>
The event also featured games for the children. Kids could also have photos made with the Easter Bunny.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:21:52 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – Matt Durst delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth giving Southern Miss the only run they needed while Christian Talley and Ryan MiltonMore >>
Matt Durst delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth giving Southern Miss the only run they needed while Christian Talley and Ryan Milton combined to shutout Conference USA foe Louisiana Tech for the second-straight day in a 1-0 decision here Saturday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:18:25 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss' annual Black and Gold game,More >>
The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss' annual Black and Gold game, Saturday afternoon at M.M. Roberts Stadium.More >>
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