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Oka Kapassa Salutes the Greatest Generation
2012


As part of its traditional Salute to Veterans, in 2012 the Oka Kapassa festival was honored by the presence of four of the Shoals area's veterans of World War II, escorted by members of the Tuscumbia American Legion Post #31 Color Guard.




Tuscumbia American Legion Post #31 Color Guard
Left to right: Pat Johnson, Archie Kimbrough,
Walter Bennett, David Burcham, Lloyd Baker,
Don Johnson, Commander, Bryce Tidmore, Chaplain


Tuscumbia American Legion Post #31 Color Guard
Left to right: Archie Kimbrough, Walter Bennett,
Pat Johnson (standing behind Bennett),
David Burcham, and Lloyd Baker


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World War II Veterans
Left to right, 1st row: Robert Seaman, Bruce Wilson, Malcolm Smith, and Aubrey Smith
2nd row, Malcolm Smith's daughter and wife
3rd row, Robert Seaman's wife and Betty Martin, American Legion Post #31 Ladies Auxiliary




Aubrey Smith, Petty Officer 2nd Class, U.S. Navy
Served in the Pacific


Malcolm Smith, Petty Officer 1st Class, U.S. Navy
Served in the Pacific




Robert Seaman, Sergeant, U.S. Army
Served in Pacific Theater


Bruce Wilson, Sergeant, U.S. Army
Served in the Pacific



A heartfelt Thank You to all our Veterans!



Photos courtesy of Janice Williams, Colbert County Tourism
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