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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 25, 2015, Aiken, South CarolinaEdgefield not All heroes Wear capes and have superhuman Powers. Some Are just Ordinary people who Rise to the occasion when faced with seemingly impossible challenges during world War ii local residents Joe Bussey and . Doo Little responded with courage and determination when thrust into danger and those who know them dont want their stories to be forgotten. The old Edgefield District genealogical society devoted a recent meeting to presentations on the exploits of Bussey and Doolittle. Buss eyes son Dennis spoke about his late father and the Rev. Dan White talked about 96-year-old Doo Little who was in the audience that filled the Lynch building Annex of the Tompkins Library on May 17. Joe Bussey Joe survived the Surprise attack by the japanese on the United states naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. That Day dec. 7, 1941 began for Joe with a Pancake breakfast before it ended he had to fight for his life while torpedoes and bombs struck or detonated near the battleship he was aboard. Joeys Battle station was deep inside the . California. He worked with 14 other men and their Job was to feed ammunition to the topside guns using an electric Chain hoist. When the first torpedo hit the California the Power went off. That caused the ventilation system to shut Down and Oil fumes began to engulf the compartment where Joe and his colleagues were. One by one the other men began getting nauseous and fell to the deck said Dennis using his fathers words to describe the terrifying situation. The Hatch to our compartment was sealed so we could not get out without assistance from someone on the other Side. Joe was determined not to let that happened to him so he got on one of the ships telephones and begged someone to come Down and let them out. He called again and again for help. Finally it. Jackson c. Pharris showed up and opened the Hatch. He climbed Down the ladder and dragged Joe up to the next level. An explosion knocked out Joe after Ward. When he regained conscious Ness another officer assisted him fur ther in his treacherous journey from the ships bowels. Vol. 149, no. 145 Aiken . 75? monday May 25, 2015 Calendar .3c classifieds. 3b crossword .5c comics .4c dear Abby .5c editorials. 13a Horoscope .5c living on the go.1c lottery .3c movies .3c sports. 1b television .2c partly Cloudy. High 86. Low 66. Complete 5-Day forecast 8c general offices .803-648-2311 newsroom .803-644-2401 Index Contact us Frank o. Mac Mckenna Aiken Jody Donald Johnson St. Helena Island deaths and funerals 6a area deaths weather memorial Day today americans remember and Honor those who died while serving in the country is armed forces y o u r l o c a l n e w s s o u r c e s i n c e 1 8 6 7 by Maayan Schechter former North Augusta Public safety officer Justin Craven is expected to face a felony charge before a grand jury wednesday in Edgefield county. Edgefield county chief Magis trate judge Brenda Carpenter found enough probable cause last week to require Craven to stand trial after his attorney Jack Swerling requested a preliminary or probable cause hearing. Grand jury Tri als Are closed to the Public and the Media. The latest felony charge against Craven brought by the . State Law enforcement division is Dis charging a firearm into a vehicle after the 2014 shooting death of unarmed 68-year-old Edgefield county resident Earnest Satterwhite or. Craven will have his first appear Ance in open court thursday said solicitor Donnie Myers who is with the 11th circuit solicitors office which oversees Edgefield county. . Officer headed to court by Dede Biles Edgefield society keeps history alive Craven grand jury will hear felony charge Case this wednesday please see officer Page 12a by Rob Novit five months ago Young couple Eric and Tiffani Wachtman moved to Ai Ken with their baby daughter Isabella hoping to find a modern Church ser vice like the one they left in Florida. They found just what they were looking for at St. Johns United meth Odist Church in downtown Aiken. St. Johns added a modern contemporary service and music about eight years ago and on sunday consecrated its new Faith Center on the Campus. We really like the pastor and enjoy the service Tiffani said. Its Nice to see that the Church is growing and expanding and branching out to new people. Thatus exactly what St. Johns Hopes to accomplish a Chance to reach new people said or. Tim Mcclendon the churches pastor. The new building will serve in Many ways worship youth teaching and Fellowship he said. The Faith Center will give us the Opportunity to add extra services and offer the gospel of Jesus Christ in relevant ways to an inquisitive world Mcclendon said in a press release. With the formal introduction of the Faith Center the Sanctuary services will continue be held at 8 30 and 11 . In the gym until the main Sanctuary update is completed. St. Johns methodist dedicates new Faith Center staff photo by Rob Novit after moving to Aiken from Florida five months ago Eric and Tiffani wacht Man began attending St. Johns United methodist Church in downtown Aiken with daughter Isabella. They had attended a modern service previously and enjoyed St. Johns first service at the new Faith Center on sunday. Photo gallery see More photos from St. Johns first service in the new Faith Center with this Story or visit please see Faith Page 9a inside photo tour of the new Faith Center at St. Johns 8a-9a coming tuesday Ola hitts memory alive in new St. Johns addition submitted photo Joe Bussey survived the Surprise at tack by the japanese on the United states naval base at Pearl Harbor. Submitted photo . Doolittle landed on Utah Beach during the Allied invasion of the nor Mandy Region in France a Day. Staff photo by Dede Biles Dennis Bussey left spoke about his father Joe Bussey and the Rev. Dan White right spoke about . Doolittle Center during a meeting of the old Edgefield District genealogical society on May 17 in Edgefield. Doolittle and Joe Bussey served in the military during world War ii. Bravery of local heroes group honors veterans from world War ii please see heroes Page 12a inside today Montoya holds off Power for second indy 500 win sports 1b inside Church celebrates memorial Day 3a sout Lawn cemetery & mausoleum Aikens premiere cemetery $70 per person includes 18 holes and lunch prizes first second third place & closest to the pin team or individual sign up mulligans Callaway scoring 50/50 & Raffles Contact Raymond Clark at sout Lawn cemetery at 803-641-6800 or email Tony Venetz at tonyv033@atlaticbb.net in the 2nd annual wreaths across America Golf tournament monday june 29th, 2015 Check in 8 foam Shotgun Start 9 foam 4-person captains Choice 2 divisions menus & Jack Jill announcing partnership with wreaths across America a s 02 -1 32 01 88 must Register by june 8th, 2015 All proceeds to Benefit wreaths across

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