Lawrence Durbin won the Distinguished Veteran Award in Paducah in 2018. He began his service 77 years ago in 1942 with the Army's 99th Infantry Division. Durbin and his company landed on Omaha Beach months after D-Day.
Veterans Day, Nov. 11, gives every American an opportunity to honor those who have served in our nation’s military, whether in times of war or peace. Local 6 is shining a spotlight on our local veterans. If you miss any of our Saluting American Heroes stories when they air, you will be able to find them on this page.
And, on Veterans Day, area veterans will be honored with the American Hero Veterans Day Celebration in Paducah. It’s a full day of events sponsored by WPSD Local 6, the Paducah Sun, the city of Paducah, McCracken County and Milner and Orr Funeral Home. Click here to learn more about the American Hero Veterans Day Celebration.
This year's expanded Veterans Day celebration in Paducah is just days away, and one of the faces you'll see is Roy Duncan. He served during pivotal moments in World War II.
A woman's role in the military has changed over the decades. Women were once restricted to nursing and cooking and unable to enlist. But today, women are carrying the big guns, so to speak.
With battle ensuing and U.S. casualties adding up, things were not looking good. But then, there was a glimmer of hope on Mount Suribachi.
He may be retired, but there are few people who are busier than Robert Worden. And come Veterans Day, he'll take on a new role: master of ceremonies for the expanded Veterans Day celebration in Paducah.
Area veterans will be honored this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, with a full day of events sponsored by WPSD Local 6, The Paducah Sun, The City of Paducah, McCracken County and Milner and Orr Funeral Home.