Edwin Hardee Turlington III, who goes by Hardee, received the Designated Wreath from Bonnie Harper on Saturday, December 14. The Designated Wreaths are a yearly honor.
Turlington, who is from between Grove and Jay, had the honor of placing the wreath on his great grandfather’s marker at the Fort Gibson National Ceremony. Sgt. Robert LeRoy Kelly, from the Fairland/Afton area was a top gunner on a B25 Mitchell Bomber during WWII and lost his life when his bomber crashed into the Lingayen Gulf, Philippines in 1945.