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  • Heroes Among Us: Henry Obester

    Heroes Among Us: Henry Obester

    Thursday, March 29 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-03-29 17:37:14 GMT
    Henry Obester, who now lives in Lakeland, served in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. (Source: WALB)Henry Obester, who now lives in Lakeland, served in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. (Source: WALB)
    Henry Obester, who now lives in Lakeland, served in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. (Source: WALB)Henry Obester, who now lives in Lakeland, served in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. (Source: WALB)

    "You put down the typewriter and picked up a rifle," explained Henry Obester of his service with the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

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    "You put down the typewriter and picked up a rifle," explained Henry Obester of his service with the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

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  • Heroes Among Us: Nathaniel Williams Jr.

    Heroes Among Us: Nathaniel Williams Jr.

    Thursday, January 25 2018 5:15 PM EST2018-01-25 22:15:44 GMT
    Nathaniel Williams Jr. is a hero among us. (Source: WALB)Nathaniel Williams Jr. is a hero among us. (Source: WALB)

    Nathaniel Williams Jr. was a specialist in the Military Police, tasked with protecting the lives and property of Army installations.

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    Nathaniel Williams Jr. was a specialist in the Military Police, tasked with protecting the lives and property of Army installations.

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  • Heroes Among Us: Delaney Bourlakov

    Heroes Among Us: Delaney Bourlakov

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 4:44 PM EST2017-12-12 21:44:45 GMT
    Delaney Bourlakov is a hero among us (Source: Bourlakov)Delaney Bourlakov is a hero among us (Source: Bourlakov)

    Delaney Bourlakov is a first lieutenant of the United States Marine Corps, and has dedicated her free time to serving the Albany and Dougherty County community. 

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    Delaney Bourlakov is a first lieutenant of the United States Marine Corps, and has dedicated her free time to serving the Albany and Dougherty County community. 

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  • Heroes Among Us: Clarence Eady

    Heroes Among Us: Clarence Eady

    Thursday, September 28 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-09-28 19:06:27 GMT
    Clarence Eady is this month's military hero (Source: WALB)Clarence Eady is this month's military hero (Source: WALB)

    Clarence Eady served 24 years in the military: in the army and in the National Guard. Clarence was injured while serving in Iraq in 2005, and returned home a changed man. But he refuses to let his disability control his life.

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    Clarence Eady served 24 years in the military: in the army and in the National Guard. Clarence was injured while serving in Iraq in 2005, and returned home a changed man. But he refuses to let his disability control his life.

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  • Heroes Among Us: Vote for your favorite hero

    Heroes Among Us: Vote for your favorite hero

    Monday, June 5 2017 12:12 PM EDT2017-06-05 16:12:05 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    WALB needs your vote to select the Hero Among Us recipient to win a grand prize. 

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    WALB needs your vote to select the Hero Among Us recipient to win a grand prize. 

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  • Heroes Among Us: Latresa Steward

    Heroes Among Us: Latresa Steward

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:50:06 GMT

    Lieutenant Colonel Steward is an executive officer in the Marine Depot Maintenance Command. But her path to where she is now was nothing short of difficult.  

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    Lieutenant Colonel Steward is an executive officer in the Marine Depot Maintenance Command. But her path to where she is now was nothing short of difficult.  

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  • Heroes Among Us: Lamar Petties

    Heroes Among Us: Lamar Petties

    Thursday, April 27 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-04-27 19:06:56 GMT

    Lamar Petties served in the Marine Corps for 21 years.  Since then, he has dedicated every second of every day to serving others and sharing his love and faith in God.  

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    Lamar Petties served in the Marine Corps for 21 years.  Since then, he has dedicated every second of every day to serving others and sharing his love and faith in God.  

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  • IT'S HERE: Heroes Among Us

    IT'S HERE: Heroes Among Us

    Wednesday, January 25 2017 3:25 PM EST2017-01-25 20:25:46 GMT

    WALB is launching a new campaign for 2017, called Heroes Among Us.

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    WALB is launching a new campaign for 2017, called Heroes Among Us.

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  • Military dad surprises daughters at Albany track meet

    Military dad surprises daughters at Albany track meet

    Friday, April 8 2016 10:27 PM EDT2016-04-09 02:27:27 GMT
    Friday, April 8 2016 10:31 PM EDT2016-04-09 02:31:39 GMT
    Staff Sgt. Jimmy James surprises his daughters at the Westover Relays. (Source:WALB)Staff Sgt. Jimmy James surprises his daughters at the Westover Relays. (Source:WALB)

    A military dad deployed overseas for months surprises his two daughters Friday night at their track meet in Albany. Staff Sgt. Jimmy James says he's surprised his daughters before, but with the help of his wife says this surprise is the best one yet. 

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    A military dad deployed overseas for months surprises his two daughters Friday night at their track meet in Albany. Staff Sgt. Jimmy James says he's surprised his daughters before, but with the help of his wife says this surprise is the best one yet. 

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  • Ealum introduces bill to support military families

    Ealum introduces bill to support military families

    Friday, February 5 2016 11:15 PM EST2016-02-06 04:15:27 GMT
    Friday, February 5 2016 11:17 PM EST2016-02-06 04:17:26 GMT

    A South Georgia State Representative introduced a bill to make sure schools give military families the support they need. Military families usually don't stay in one place very long.  Representative Darrel Ealum wants to make sure those students have a smooth transition when they move to Georgia through the "Educating Children of Military Families Act." 

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    A South Georgia State Representative introduced a bill to make sure schools give military families the support they need. Military families usually don't stay in one place very long.  Representative Darrel Ealum wants to make sure those students have a smooth transition when they move to Georgia through the "Educating Children of Military Families Act." 

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  • Non-profit organization helps military families become homeowners

    Non-profit organization helps military families become homeowners

    Tuesday, February 2 2016 10:21 PM EST2016-02-03 03:21:23 GMT
    Tuesday, February 2 2016 10:21 PM EST2016-02-03 03:21:23 GMT

    A non-profit organization is helping a military family in Albany become a homeowner. Operation Homefront is accepting applications from military families for a mortgage free home.

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    A non-profit organization is helping a military family in Albany become a homeowner. Operation Homefront is accepting applications from military families for a mortgage free home.

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  • Mayor's forum introduces MCLB leadership

    Mayor's forum introduces MCLB leadership

    Tuesday, November 17 2015 11:16 PM EST2015-11-18 04:16:54 GMT
    Tuesday, November 17 2015 11:18 PM EST2015-11-18 04:18:23 GMT
    Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard's Coalition for Economic Development hosted a forum this afternoon focusing in the importance of the Marine Corps Logistics Base to our economy.More >>
    Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard's Coalition for Economic Development hosted a forum this afternoon focusing in the importance of the Marine Corps Logistics Base to our economy.More >>
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