Sixteen names added to veterans memorial


“Supervising from a distance to make sure it’s done right,” Maj. Floyd “Mac” McCray (U.S Army/Ret.) said as he watched his wife Judy, Shawn Wilkin and Gary Cruea add 16 new bricks in a light drizzle Monday morning to the Highland County Veterans Memorial behind the Highland County Courthouse. The bricks recognize former and active duty service personnel. Judy McCray told The Times-Gazette that applications to purchase a commemorative brick for the memorial were available at VFW Post 9094, and that they were available at the canteen if no one was in the office. Added to the memorial Monday were bricks honoring: Pfc. Robert Roads, Billy G. Hawkins, Carl D. Storms Jr., Carl D. Storms Sr., John Ray Roberts, Jack D. Carter, Robert Earl Parker, James D. McMonigle, Douglas W. McMonigle, Brandan J. Holliday, SSgt. John D. Short, William E. Albert, Charles E. Allen, Tammy West, John L. Hedges, Chad Snavely and Spc. Jack Sawyer. Wilkin is shown at work Monday morning alligning and preparing to install the new bricks.

“Supervising from a distance to make sure it’s done right,” Maj. Floyd “Mac” McCray (U.S Army/Ret.) said as he watched his wife Judy, Shawn Wilkin and Gary Cruea add 16 new bricks in a light drizzle Monday morning to the Highland County Veterans Memorial behind the Highland County Courthouse. The bricks recognize former and active duty service personnel. Judy McCray told The Times-Gazette that applications to purchase a commemorative brick for the memorial were available at VFW Post 9094, and that they were available at the canteen if no one was in the office. Added to the memorial Monday were bricks honoring: Pfc. Robert Roads, Billy G. Hawkins, Carl D. Storms Jr., Carl D. Storms Sr., John Ray Roberts, Jack D. Carter, Robert Earl Parker, James D. McMonigle, Douglas W. McMonigle, Brandan J. Holliday, SSgt. John D. Short, William E. Albert, Charles E. Allen, Tammy West, John L. Hedges, Chad Snavely and Spc. Jack Sawyer. Wilkin is shown at work Monday morning alligning and preparing to install the new bricks.


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“Supervising from a distance to make sure it’s done right,” Maj. Floyd “Mac” McCray (U.S Army/Ret.) said as he watched his wife Judy, Shawn Wilkin and Gary Cruea add 16 new bricks in a light drizzle Monday morning to the Highland County Veterans Memorial behind the Highland County Courthouse. The bricks recognize former and active duty service personnel. Judy McCray told The Times-Gazette that applications to purchase a commemorative brick for the memorial were available at VFW Post 9094, and that they were available at the canteen if no one was in the office. Added to the memorial Monday were bricks honoring: Pfc. Robert Roads, Billy G. Hawkins, Carl D. Storms Jr., Carl D. Storms Sr., John Ray Roberts, Jack D. Carter, Robert Earl Parker, James D. McMonigle, Douglas W. McMonigle, Brandan J. Holliday, SSgt. John D. Short, William E. Albert, Charles E. Allen, Tammy West, John L. Hedges, Chad Snavely and Spc. Jack Sawyer. Wilkin is shown at work Monday morning alligning and preparing to install the new bricks.

“Supervising from a distance to make sure it’s done right,” Maj. Floyd “Mac” McCray (U.S Army/Ret.) said as he watched his wife Judy, Shawn Wilkin and Gary Cruea add 16 new bricks in a light drizzle Monday morning to the Highland County Veterans Memorial behind the Highland County Courthouse. The bricks recognize former and active duty service personnel. Judy McCray told The Times-Gazette that applications to purchase a commemorative brick for the memorial were available at VFW Post 9094, and that they were available at the canteen if no one was in the office. Added to the memorial Monday were bricks honoring: Pfc. Robert Roads, Billy G. Hawkins, Carl D. Storms Jr., Carl D. Storms Sr., John Ray Roberts, Jack D. Carter, Robert Earl Parker, James D. McMonigle, Douglas W. McMonigle, Brandan J. Holliday, SSgt. John D. Short, William E. Albert, Charles E. Allen, Tammy West, John L. Hedges, Chad Snavely and Spc. Jack Sawyer. Wilkin is shown at work Monday morning alligning and preparing to install the new bricks.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2020/08/web1_Shawn-Wilkin-at-work.jpg“Supervising from a distance to make sure it’s done right,” Maj. Floyd “Mac” McCray (U.S Army/Ret.) said as he watched his wife Judy, Shawn Wilkin and Gary Cruea add 16 new bricks in a light drizzle Monday morning to the Highland County Veterans Memorial behind the Highland County Courthouse. The bricks recognize former and active duty service personnel. Judy McCray told The Times-Gazette that applications to purchase a commemorative brick for the memorial were available at VFW Post 9094, and that they were available at the canteen if no one was in the office. Added to the memorial Monday were bricks honoring: Pfc. Robert Roads, Billy G. Hawkins, Carl D. Storms Jr., Carl D. Storms Sr., John Ray Roberts, Jack D. Carter, Robert Earl Parker, James D. McMonigle, Douglas W. McMonigle, Brandan J. Holliday, SSgt. John D. Short, William E. Albert, Charles E. Allen, Tammy West, John L. Hedges, Chad Snavely and Spc. Jack Sawyer. Wilkin is shown at work Monday morning alligning and preparing to install the new bricks. Tim Colliver | The Times-Gazette