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MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:00:12 GMT
DALLAS (WFSS/CNN) – There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice. Breathing in the alcohol vapors gets you buzzed fast and some say you don't ingest any emptyMore >>
There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice. But doctors say it's dangerous. More >>
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Several Jackson County neighbors are extra cautious of their surroundings these days after some unusual sightings in their neighborhoods. A big black bear has been spotted this week roaming around theMore >>
Several Jackson County neighbors are extra cautious of their surroundings these days after some unusual sightings in their neighborhoods. A big black bear has been spotted this week roaming around the St. Martin community. Those close encounters have some neighbors a bit nervous.More >>
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Each year bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts pack the Gulfport Dragway for the annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Memorial Day Blowout. In day 2 of the event, already thousands of motorcycles have driven throughMore >>
The rumbling of exhausts overpowered the sounds of classic rock at Asgard Motorcycle Club's 31st annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Memorial Day Blowout on Saturday.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:07:47 GMT
Those who are helping people overcome drug addiction said they are seeing more and more people hooked on Meth. One man shared his story of addition and recovery with the hope of helping others.More >>
Those who are helping people overcome drug addiction said they are seeing more and more people hooked on Meth. One man shared his story of addition and recovery with WLOX News with the hope of helping others who may be struggling.More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Seabee veterans from World War II up to Iraqi Freedom, gathered on the coast this week to commemorate the time they spent serving their country. Friends and servicemen swapped sea stories Friday night as they each re-lived their time in the Seabees.
"Can do. We build, we fight and the difficult we do immediately, the impossible takes a little bit longer. We have a lot of mottos," Jerry Schmuck said with a smile.
With a gun in one hand and a hammer in the other, brave Seabees fought their way through each day with one goal.
"You're going to do your mission first, which was to build the facility or whatever you're putting up and then you're going to stand by it and defend it until you leave," Daniel Huffman said.
Living in tents, building roads and bridges. Master Chief Daniel Huffman remembered what it was like helping the Marines.
"It was life saving, let me put it that way. Without the ammunition all the fuel and everything to keep them moving, they couldn't do their job. So it was critical that we do our jobs," said Huffman.
And the list goes on. Those are just some of the places Seabee Veteran Master Chief Jerry Schmuck spent years fighting for his country.
"We did a fleet hospital in Guam. We did a project in Okinawa. We've done armories in Spain. You name it, we've done it," Schmuck said.
Seeing old friends brought back many vivid memories for Command Master Chief Richard Wade. He said during his 45 years of service, the bad times came with the good.
"Oh, everything. I enjoyed the Seabees. Just the work they did, the camaraderie. Unless you were there, you can't understand it," Wade said.
Wade reminisces about his time serving in Korea.
"I didn't live in Korea. I lived in fox holes. Let's put in this way, during Korea, probably the coldest I was in my life. During the war time it was bitter. We lost a lot of men from frostbite. A lot of them were captured; a lot of them were killed. We lost a lot of good people, a lot of good people," said Wade.
As Huffman saw many men he lived and worked with, he remembered one man in particular from when he first became a Seabee.
"I was a real young guy and Richard was retiring. Richard was a legend in our minds," said Huffman.
Wade said, "The thing is it's hard to remember bad times. You remember the good times because you meet friends."
Friday's event was the conclusion of a week long reunion for these Seabees. It's an annual event that's been going on for more than 18 years.
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