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Pride, doubts mix in vivid memories of Vietnam

Pride, doubts mix in vivid memories of Vietnam

It was the war he couldn’t wait to fight. Patrick McCrary wanted to be in Vietnam. “I dropped out of high school to join because I was afraid I was going to miss out on the war,” McCrary said. “I wanted to hurry up and get into the Marines.” But time shapes opinions. A new […]

Chill Out event helps seniors beat the heat

Chill Out event helps seniors beat the heat

As a volunteer for the Council on Aging of West Florida, Judy Allen knows what it’s like to go into a warm home on an unbearably hot summer afternoon. “I’ve encountered a lot of those situations visiting clients,” Allen said. “But sometimes they don’t feel as warm as I am, so you suffer through it. […]