Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun November 11, 2018
PHOTO BY: Staci Vandagriff

Wilbur A. “Willie” Burton and his service dog, Buddy, stand in front of the America flag he flies on the front porch of his Habitat for Humanity home in Benton. A native of Virginia, Burton enlisted in the Navy and completed several tours of duty in Vietnam.

‘I’ll never forget’

Navy veteran recalls military service, experience with Habitat for Humanity

Carol Rolf

Wilbur A. “Willie” Burton, 75, served in the Navy from 1961 to 1974 with several tours of duty in Vietnam. Today he serves as commander of American Legion Post 19 in Benton and is active in several other veterans organizations. “I’ve been post commander of the local American Legion for the past five years,” he said. He said he joined “10 or 15 years ago” and is now a life member of the organization, which, according to its website legio... READ MORE

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