Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:52:33 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Her Nissan Altima was discovered behind a vacant building. We are told that officers are searching the area now.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
Wast will never forget his time in the jungles of Vietnam, but he's about to
let go of one item that reminds him of that time more than anything.
picked it up and tied it to my rucksack later and brought it home, and it has
been in my office desk for 45 years," said Wast.
talking about a helmet he found lying next to a dead north Vietnamese soldier
after the smoke cleared from a 3-day battle. It was August of 1968, and the
helmet was Wast's only souvenir from his year-long stay.
enemy soldier had scratched his name, Bui Duc Hung, and a palm tree onto the
helmet, and maybe more surprising, a dove, the sign of peace.
thought about maybe him, leaning against a tree in early night and scratching
that dove in really quick, and he did a great job," Wast said. "If we gave it
any though, they probably didn't want to be there any more than us. Their lives
were harder than ours."
45 years, Wast decided it was time to return the souvenir. He worked with the
Toledo-based Dove Fund, Vietnam veterans who raise money to build schools and clean
water systems in Vietnam, and found the fallen soldier's family near Hanoi.
your brother was killed in a car accident, you wouldn't want his shirt, but in
their culture, it works differently," he said. "It's a gruesome reminder to me,
but to the family, to have something that he owned, and particularly something
that he wrote his name in, and drew a dove, it's wonderful."
of the Dove Fund will take the helmet to the family in January. Wast is having
professional photographs taken of the helmet, as a reminder for him and his
wouldn't mind hearing from the family," he said. "I don't know what will
happen, but…whatever happens, I'm sure I will appreciate it."
helmet also has several bullet holes in it, a reminder of the brutality of war,
but Wast is hoping he's making a difference with his offering of peace.