Hendry County women veterans have new organization

HENDRY COUNTY — Florida is home to the second largest population of women veterans in the nation, with more than 144,000. Women veterans are one of the fastest growing segments of the veterans’ population. Local veteran, Tyra Bebon is focused on reaching out to all local veterans and helping to form connections and build a […]

Veteran Busbin is still serving his country

OKEECHOBEE — David Busbin was born and raised in Okeechobee, and he signed up to join the Army when he was only 17. He left for basic in September 1995 after he graduated. He went to Fort Jackson for boot camp and then Fort Eustis, Va., for AIT. In March 1996, he went to K-16 […]

WWII veteran Jay Wigginton has not slowed down

OKEECHOBEE — Born in Osceola, Ark., on May 12, 1925, James “Jay” Wigginton worked in a drugstore jerking sodas until he was old enough to join the Marines. He said he kept hearing about the Marines and decided that was the place for him, and when he turned 17, his mother signed so he could […]