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Parrish John Reynolds honored on Veterans Day, 1986

Posted on November 11, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

Former Air Force Sgt. Parrish John Reynolds held a salute during the playing of Taps at the November 1986 Veterans Day ceremony at Camp Nelson. In November 1943 Reynolds, a turret gunner, escaped from a German hospital in Normandy, France, after having been shot down and captured three months earlier. After three weeks on the run he was rescued by a Frenchwoman who hid him on the top floor of a tavern, with German soldiers living below, for 11 months. He went on to fight again in the Korean War. U.S. Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Somerset, presented to Reynolds a flag that had been flown over the U.S. Capitol in Reynolds’ honor. While Veterans Day is today, Lexington held its annual Veterans Day Festival and Parade downtown Saturday afternoon. Photo by Gary Landers

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