Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:58 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:58:44 GMT
Ten hospitals in Mississippi have filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi, including Biloxi Regional Medical Center.More >>
Ten hospitals in Mississippi have filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi, including Biloxi Regional Medical Center. The hospitals say the insurance company wrongfully reduced inpatient payments it was obligated to make for medical services provided to patients.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:13:35 GMT
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:11 PM EDT2013-06-19 00:11:57 GMT
(RNN) – Rapper Lil' Wayne is attempting to stomp his way out of controversy after a clip of him walking on the American flag went viral over the weekend. A behind-the-scenes clip of the music video GodMore >>
Rapper Lil' Wayne is getting attention for a viral video some are calling unpatriotic.More >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
In 1943, Biloxi resident James Taylor was an 18-year-old black man in the Navy. January 30th of that year, was a day he will never forget. That's when 22 sailors died after their ship was hit by a torpedo.
"I thought I would not make it," Taylor said. "But then I prayed, and I made it through."
Taylor was one of six black men who served with 250 fellow sailors aboard a destroyer with the fifth fleet in the South Pacific.
"That was awful," he remembered. "That was the most segregation I have ever experienced in my life."
The six black men were crammed into one small room on the ship. Taylor would load the front guns on the ship, but most of the time he and the other black men on board were only allowed to serve as stewards.
As a stewart on the ship, Taylor would shine the officers' shoes and do their laundry. There was no mingling of races, and at times, the black sailors feared for their lives. Taylor worried he would be thrown overboard if he was caught walking the deck alone.
But times have changed. Taylor was one of nearly 80 WWII vets recently invited to visit the war memorial in Washington. In his 88 years, it was one of Taylor's happiest moments.
"Seeing that monument was a tear jerker," he said with his voice choked with emotion. "It just made you want to cry and then it made you proud to be an American."
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