Four U. S. Military Veterans, residents of Hopkins County, were honored Thursday, May 3, 2018, 11:30 a.m. The event, planned for the courthouse steps was moved to the first floor courtroom due to rain. Veterans Honor Flights provide an opportunity for veterans to visit the various war memorials in the nation’s capital. The event featured remarks by David Watson who was an escort on a previous flight, Gordon Payne, a veteran who was on a previous Honor Flight, and Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom.
Lynn Turner was a member of Flight #36 in March of this year. Turner was in the Navy and served in the Korean War. He was accompanied by his Grandson, David Simpson. Robert Carpenter and Don Deaton will fly out Friday, May 4th on flight #37. Carpenter was in the Army and served in Korea and Vietnam. His son Mark Carpenter will accompany him on the flight. Deaton, was in the Army and will be accompanied by his daughter, Gina Law. J. G. (John) Williams will be on flight #38 set for June. Williams was in the Navy and served in Korea. His grandson Jesse James will accompany him.