James Robert Knight, Enlisted at 17
Private James Robert Knight enlisted in the US Army at just 17 years old to serve his country in World War II. Today, he doesn't talk much about his time in the military. But we gathered a few details from his daughter, Melanie Ballard, to honor this hero.
John Horace Beauford, A Real Hero Who Stormed Normandy...by accident
In May of 2017, we had the privilege to meet Mr. John Horace Beauford, Sr. at the NarroWay Theatre. A true American hero, Mr. Beauford served as a soldier with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was one of the 156,000 troops to storm Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. But how he got to Utah Beach was an accident! Read his story below as told by his daughter, Rene Beauford.