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WWII Line Runner Takes Land Mine Blast But Finds Many Blessings After

The date is Nov. 20, 1944, and Charles Earnest is helping run telephone line from a barn that’ll serve as a regimental headquarters for the 26th Infantry Division. The Allies are advancing deep into Europe, and the 26th is set up in Northeastern France, relatively close to the German border, [...]

April 21, 2017 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Photo 0

A Plumber at UF and in WWII, Gainesville Man Keepin’ On as Centenarian

In his Gainesville home, Tilden Counts Booth rocks in a living-room chair as he walks through his 10 decades on Earth. Behind him on the kitchen bar is a dispenser for his go-to candy, M&Ms, and tacked above are cards from his 100th birthday celebration in August. As he details [...]

April 11, 2017 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Photo 0

In Pearl Harbor Attack, Unarmed Navy Flyer Took Cover But Would Go On Offensive in the Pacific

It’s the night of Dec. 6, 1941, and Cass Phillips and friend Bruce Smithy are winding down the Saturday evening out with two lady pals. The two men, quite new to adulthood, are Navy radiomen for PBY Catalina seaplanes, which take off and land aquatically and patrol for enemy boats [...]

March 11, 2017 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Photo 0

At Pearl Harbor, Navy Musician Hung His Horn for a Stretcher

Music floats through the air of the Bloch Center arena near the docks of Pearl Harbor on this Dec. 6 night. There, the bands from the battleships Pennsylvania and Tennessee and the old transport and support ship Argonne are playing in the latest round of the months-long competition Battle of [...]

February 6, 2017 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Photo 0

In Photos: 500,000 Gather for Women’s March on Washington

A crowd of likely a half million or more gathered in and around the National Mall Saturday to celebrate womanhood and to stand in opposition to the newly inaugurated president, Donald Trump. The gathering comprised of majority women, so many of them donning pink “pussy hats” that a sea of the [...]

January 23, 2017 admin Journalism/Communications, Photo, Travel & Culture 0

In Photos: Fire Damage, Bears and Dollywood in the Smokies

I spent a few adventurous yet relaxing days in the Smoky Mountains for a Christmas vacation with family. The scenes were quite memorable: the damage from the intense fires that killed 14 and damaged or destroyed 2,400-plus buildings, but also the spectacular wildlife, including a mama bear and her two [...]

December 31, 2016 admin Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture 0