Old Post Files for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Published 11:30 am Thursday, September 11, 2014

70 Years Ago: 1944

Col. Paul Thompson, former director of Waterways Experiment Station here, wins the Distinguished Service Cross on D-Day while storming ashore with troops under his command.

60 Years Ago: 1954

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Mrs. George Rogers Jr. is guest speaker at the Vicksburg Rotary Club.

50 Years Ago: 1964

John retires after 58 years with Merchants National Bank.

40 Years Ago: 1974

Mr. and Mrs. J. Vernon Whitaker were honored on their 50th wedding anniversary. • Mr. and Mrs. James Kenneth Williams are the parents of a son, James Kenneth Jr.

30 Years Ago: 1984

John Traxler and George Ezell of Boy Scout Troop 113 in Vicksburg attend Camp Kickapoo near Clinton.

20 Years Ago: 1994

Jonula Mechelle Cartwright, a 1991 honor graduate of Vicksburg High School, is chosen Miss Senior at Alcorn State University for the 1994-95 school year.

10 Years Ago: 2004

Vicksburg native Rebekah Williams is now working for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.