Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.
First Saline County service man killed in World War 2. Raymond E. McGill, son of Louie and Leila Oakleaf McGill was born in Roanoke, Arkansas on October 21. 1919. His family moved to Saline County where he attended the Benton Schools. McGill entered the Army in the summer of 1939 and was sent to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and there, attached to the 90th Bombardment Squadron. On August 24, 1940, he completed radio school and was sent to the south pacific. Raymond E. McGill was killed in action on April 24, 1942.
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That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. - President Abraham Lincoln