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Happy Memorial Day!

May 23, 2008

My great uncle Mellie Arps, Jr. (or Uncle E.A. as he is affectionately called) was recently profiled by the local ABC affiliate in Tyler, Texas on his service in World War II as a Buffalo Soldier. My great uncle fought from Italy into Berlin and was awarded two Bronze Stars for his bravery. After the war, he came back home to become a minister and a Master Mason, the Third Degree.

The most amazing thing about the men and women of the “Greatest Generation” is that they didn’t brag about their exploits, they simply performed their duty to defend their country – and in the process saved the word. This was the first time that many in my family had ever heard of my great uncle’s extraordinary bravery. We are all so very proud!

On that note, The Oklahoma Political News Service wants to wish everyone -especially our past and present veterans – a very happy Memorial Day.