City remembers its fallen

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A group of Portales residents assembled in the bright sun at the Portales Cemetery Monday to remember the country’s fallen soldiers with a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by American Legion Post 31. With the lawn before them displaying white crosses representing the dead from each war America has been […]

Serving his fellow veterans: Moon still working hard as recruiter for local VFW post

Karl Terry:PNT Managing Editor Deward Moon is the kind of guy you might want around if you had to fix dinner for 30 or 40. But what the Portales veteran wants most is to be the kind of guy his fellow veterans can depend on for anything. Friday afternoon he was where he is most […]

City employee receives overdue medals

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Years before Tom “Mack” Tucker was working for the city of Portales in its parks and recreational areas, he was fighting for the United States in Vietnam. More than 35 years after he finished five tours in Vietnam, Tucker was honored for his service with a Purple Heart and […]

Memorial Day a time to remember, respect

As eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle reflect this Memorial Day upon the sacrifice made by those who died in the nation’s armed forces, finding a place in memory for the prisoners of war and those missing in action is in order. Just 10 days ago, the U.S. Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office […]

VFW honors local veterans

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Frank Pena said that when he returned from the Vietnam War in 1970, he had an extensive network of family and friends that supported him and showed him appreciation. Others weren’t as lucky as Pena, and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post is taking this week to show […]

5/1 Local Briefs

Vietnam veteran event today Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9515, has announced that a Vietnam Veterans Recognition event will be held at 2 p.m. today at Becky Sharp Auditorium on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. This is one of hundreds nationwide, and overseas, being conducted by VFW members and Ladies Auxiliary members as […]