Sgt. Janine Spencer’s Story

Army Sgt. Janine Spencer, 2012 – 2018, grew up in LaBelle, and has recently returned to her hometown. She is a budding watercolor artist who loves to paint plein-air along the Caloosahatchee. She has worn combat boots, practiced shooting machine guns, led soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, and throughout it all learned about the meaning […]

A Veteran’s Story – Lance Corporal Charles Davis

Charles D. Davis, better known as Charlie to his family and friends, is a Vietnam Combat Veteran who recently sat down with me to talk about his time in the service. From battling severe malaria twice to being pinned under attack in a rice paddy, this man has an amazing story of survival and sacrifice. […]

A Veteran’s Story: Specialist William Earl Davis

On Presidents’ Day, I had the honor of sitting down for a chat with William Earl Davis, Commander of LaBelle’s American Legion Post 130. Davis joined the Army during Vietnam, against his father’s wishes, at the age of 17. He had felt the call to serve early on, because his father was in the Army. […]