Richard Sullinger

Sharna Johnson Designated as the flagship for the convoy entering Tokyo Bay, the USS San Diego… Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Richard Sullinger Date of birth: Dec. 27,1923 Dates […]

Pilot remembered for daring WW II raid

Don McAlavy Editor’s note: Col. Travis Hoover was born Sept. 21, 1917, at Melrose. The son of the late Fred and Elizabeth Hoover died at age 86 in Joplin, Mo., on Jan. 17. A daring raid. Beyond daring, even. Suicidal. Yet, it changed the course of a world war, and — who knows — perhaps […]