Vernon Texas

Last letter from missing WWII sailor needs to be delivered

By Daniel Walker dwalker@vernonrecord.com Jack Edwin Haynes was a 20-year-old torpedoman’s mate, third class, in Hawaii during the week before Christmas 1944. He was jovial and burning through his paycheck while staying at the beach-front Royal Hawaiian Hotel. But it was also a nervous time as he waited for the call to board his submarine,…

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Terrible Tuesday remembered: ‘I was sucked up in it’

By DANIEL WALKER Vernon Daily Record Editor Tuesday, April 10, 1979 seemed like a perfect spring day – right up until a tornado appeared seemingly out of nowhere, cutting a path through Wilbarger County and Vernon that left 11 dead, dozens injured and millions of dollars of property destroyed. “It was just a regular old…

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