Veterans at the Library hold their weekly meeting


The Veterans at the Library held its weekly meeting, Monday, November 14, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. at the Franklin Memorial Library with Johnny Tapley presiding and 43 veterans in attendance.

Three new veterans were also in attendance: Bobby Goins, Larry Bell, and Dennis Mason. Bobby Joe Goins served in the U.S. Army from March 4, 1969 to March 4, 1971. He served in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971 and obtained the rank of E-5. Larry Franklin Bell served in the U.S. Army from June 1969 to June 1971. He served at Fort Benning, GA, Ford Hood, TX and in Vietnam in 1970 and 1971. He obtained the rank of PFC. Dennis Mason, Sr. served in the Georgia Army National Guard from October 1979 to October 2000. He was a member of Company D, 878th Combat Engineer Battalion in Swainsboro and was deployed to Thumrait Air Force in the country of Oman in 1992, as part of Eastern Castle. He obtained the rank of E-5.

The program for the day was presented by Carter Meadows of Tomlinson Funeral Home. In his program, Meadows explained the necessities that a veteran will need for their family to receive the benefits that one deserves. A chili and hotdog lunch was provided for the veterans at Monday’s meeting, followed by cake and cookies for dessert.