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SSgt William Voght served in the US Army from 1942-1944 in the Pacific where he flew 59 combat missions as a gunner on B-24s. By the end of the war, he had earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and Southwest Pacific campaign ribbon with…

Lt. Col. Folmer Sogaard served in the US military from 1940-1960. During World War II, Sogaard flew with the 63rd Bomb Squadron, 43rd Bomb Group of the 5th Air Force--his plane, a B-17F Flying Fortress #41-24520 "Fightin Swede". Folmer was the…

Mary Anne "Molly" (Mason) Anderson (1834-1928), was the daughter of John Young Mason (1799-1859) and Mary Ann (Fort) Mason, and wife of Archer Anderson (1838-1918). Mary Anne married Archer Anderson, son of Joseph Reid Anderson, president of…

Racial tension and violence accompanied Virginia state elections in 1883 when Democrats succeeded in ousting the more racially-egalitarian Readjuster Party. Riots centered in Danville, but tension and unrest spread to neighboring regions. In the…

Racial tension and violence accompanied Virginia state elections in 1883 when Democrats succeeded in ousting the more racially-egalitarian Readjuster Party. Riots centered in Danville, killing four African Americans wounding numerous others. In the…