For some people, joining the service is a calling. For others, it’s more a passageway to maturity, providing necessary discipline and direction for young people on the brink of adulthood. China Spring resident David G. Stovall, now 66, would most likely fall in the latter category. The military provided intangible skills he didn’t know he was missing.Stovall was born in Waco, but raised in Austin. He was 10 when his father passed away from kidney disease.
Waco native Robert T. Allen, 78, knew from the time he was 5 he wanted to be a Marine. At a wedding he attended, he saw a Marine in his “dress blues” and decided he wanted to be one, too. Later, when a recruiter spoke at high school, it only reinforced his dream. “It made quite an impression on me,” he said.Allen, who grew up in South Waco, graduated from University High (formerly Waco Tech when he first started) and joined the Marine Reserves in 1955.
For some veterans, talking about their war experience can dredge up old memories they’d rather just forget. R.J. “Jay” Warren Sr., 91, is one such veteran. Just 17 when he joined the military, Warren’s experience during World War II left him with many impressions — most of which he prefers to forget.Warren was born in Hedley, in West Texas, the baby in a family of 10 siblings. His father was a sharecropper, so the family moved from time to time.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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