Jan. 31, 1969.
“It was just like any other day,” said the Honorable Fred L. Fox II, retired Marion County circuit judge.
He had been transferred from JAG to the infantry in the Marine Corps.
He loved the law but felt he owed it to himself to find out what war was really like.
He was about to find out.
He’d been in Vietnam for about 11 months and just received orders to ship out for Okinawa.
“I got wounded at 5 a.m. that day,” he said.
They were on a sweep near Dodge City, just south of the DMZ, when a small fire fight broke out. A Medivac was called in to take a wounded soldier out.
“About that time, an explosion went off,” Fox said.
Retired Judge Fox: ‘It’s 95 percent boredom and 5 percent terror’
Jan. 31, 1969.
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Wintry weather leads to multiple vehicle accidents
Emergency responders and road crews stayed busy Sunday as wintry weather fell on the area.
Santa greeting children at Middletown Mall
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Brogan Troy hopes to become a firefighter like his father
It’s not too often that 13-year-olds choose their career path, but that’s exactly what Mannington resident Brogan Troy has done.
Feast of the Seven Fishes brings fond memories of Christmas Eve
For many in Marion County, the smell of fish brings fond memories of Christmas Eve celebrations from their childhoods.
The Italian tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes is one many Italian immigrants brought with them when they came to America, seeking jobs and a better life.
McKinley: Develop national energy policy
In the three years that U.S. Rep. David McKinley has been in Washington, D.C., he’s seen countless people within the energy sector come before the House energy committee and consistently complain about one thing.
This nation doesn’t have an energy policy.
Festival growing but maintains personal, authentic, intimate atmosphere
The annual Feast of the Seven Fishes Festival continues to grow, but remains the same authentic Italian celebration.
The festival, organized by Main Street Fairmont, is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Saturday in downtown Fairmont. There is no admission charge.
Red Basket opportunity to provide assistance
Christmas is the season for giving, and here is one easy way to help people you may never meet.
Red Basket, a program of Woodmen of the World, was one of many programs participating in #Giving Tuesday, a day to give back to your community and to celebrate giving back during the holiday season.
Father, son face meth charges
Two Marion County men were arrested Friday on meth charges.
Father and son, Ronald Roy Moore Jr., 37, and Zakary Moore, 19, are charged with operating clandestine meth labs out of their Worthington home.
Competition celebrates math, science leaders: PHOTOS
At Fairmont State University Saturday, more than 60 teams from around the state competed at the West Virginia State Championship FIRST LEGO League Tournament (FLL), a robotics competition for elementary and middle school students.
Free resources for breast cancer patients available at FGH
Those who have battled breast cancer know that it can be very costly, but now Fairmont General Hospital and the American Cancer Society have teamed up to take some financial stress off patients.
Tricia Julian, program coordinator for Oncology Services at FGH, said the Cancer Resource Center (CRC) at the hospital has recently received a supply of mastectomy bras and forms.
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