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  • Jimmy D. Wilson (Photo: Madison County Military Hall Of Heroes)

    Scottsboro native heroically aided fellow soldiers in Vietnam

    This U.S. Army veteran is a native of Scottsboro, Alabama and entered service from Jackson County. On February 11, 1971, Jimmy D. Wilson was serving as a rifleman in the Hau Duc District in the Republic of Vietnam. With complete disregard for his personal safety Specialist Wilson braved intense volumes of enemy automatic weapons fire and rocket-propelled grenades to place accurate and devastating suppressive fire onto the well concealed enemy emplacements. Maneuvering across the battlefield he aided his fallen comrades […]

  • Retired U.S. Air Force Major Joseph L. Viviano, Jr. (Photo: Madison County Military Hall Of Heroes)

    Vietnam veteran enabled the rescue of downed fighter pilot

    Retired U.S. Air Force Major Joseph L. Viviano, Jr. entered service from Louisiana and served on active duty for twenty-one years. Major Vivanio is the recipient of two awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross. On August 23 and again on September 2, 1968, he distinguished himself by performing acts of heroism while participating in aerial flight in the Republic of Vietnam. On August 23, he flew his unarmed helicopter into an extremely hostile area from which he had just received […]

  • Sergeant First Class Jeremy Thompson (Photo: Madison County Military Hall Of Heroes)

    Madison County native rescues man from burning vehicle

    Jeremy Thompson is a native of Madison County, Ala. and is currently serving full time with the Alabama National Guard in Huntsville. On July 10, 2013, Sergeant First Class Thompson risked his life as he ran towards a crowd of people fleeing a truck that had just erupted into flames. Without hesitation, he crawled into the truck in order to free a severely injured man that was pinned underneath the steering wheel. Without regard to his own life, he remained […]

  • Paul J. Narcisse, Jr. (Photo: Madison County Military Hall Of Heroes)

    Soldier heroically carries out duties

    Paul J. Narcisse, Jr. served with the United States Army. During Operation Desert Storm, Paul J. Narcisse, Jr. was serving with the 229th Attack Helicopter Regiment. On 27 and 28 February 1991 he distinguished himself by his heroic actions. With complete disregard for his own personal safety, he traversed a battlefield laden with unexploded munitions in order to establish the Brigade Forward Arming and Refueling Point, which was located only a short distance from Iraqi Republican Guard forces. For his […]

  • Lieutenant Colonel Christopher M. Johnson (Photo: Madison County Military Hall Of Heroes)

    Huntsville Native awarded Army Commendation Medal with Valor

    Lieutenant Colonel Christopher M. Johnson is a native of Huntsville, Alabama. On November 2, 2006 then Captain Christopher M. Johnson was conducting operations near Tagab Village in Afghanistan when his convoy of vehicles was ambushed with a high volume of small arms and rocket propelled grenades from nearby orchards. During the ensuing firefight, Captain Johnson exposed himself to the enemy fire while organizing his unit’s defensive position. He then positioned his vehicle so his gunner could provide accurate and effective suppressive fire on […]

  • Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Arno Hoerle (Photo: Madison County Military Hall Of Heroes)

    Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel received 2 Distinguished Flying Cross awards

    Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Arno Hoerle entered service from his home state of Missouri and served on active duty for twenty-five years. Colonel Hoerle is the recipient of two awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross. On 11 May and again on 26 May 1968 he distinguished himself by performing acts of heroism while participating in aerial flight in the Republic of Vietnam. On 11 May, while piloting an unarmed UH-1H helicopter in support of combat operations near Saigon, he received a call to perform a […]

  • Halloween at Twickenham Square & Havoc Season Kickoff

    Halloween at Twickenham Square Halloween at Twickenham Square will happen this Friday, October 31 from 5 to 8 p.m.  Come in costume see how the area has changed as local businesses feature giveaways for the entire family! The event is free.  Enjoy trick or treating, live music and other fun activities.  There’s something for everyone! Huntsville Havoc Opening Night Hockey returns to Huntsville this weekend.  This Saturday, November 1, the puck drops at 7 p.m. at the Von Braun Center […]

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    Huntsville Hospital’s free flu shot distribution continues through Nov. 7 at different locations

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Need a flu shot?  Huntsville Hospital has a large allotment to give out through its Mobile Medical Unit. Staff members have administered several hundred of the vaccinations so far but have a healthy supply left.  They will extend their stops over the next week. The free flu vaccines available to the public thanks to a partnership between Huntsville Hospital, North Alabama Medical Reserve Corps, North Alabama Community Care and the Madison County Health Department. Here’s the […]

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    Saluting our Heroes: Special Coverage Nov. 10-14

    These stories will air November 10-14, 2014. Check back for more information soon.

  • Michelle's having baby #2! Can you guess the gender?

    Michelle Stark is having a baby – guess the gender!

    Michelle Stark, one of our morning anchors, is pregnant with her second child!  She and her husband are very excited to give their daughter Jane a sibling. See if you can guess the new baby’s gender. Vote below! We’ll reveal the answer Friday, October 31 on WHNT News 19 This Morning.

  • TAKING ACTION: What to do if you have damage from demolitions on Redstone Arsenal

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – As officials continue demolition missions, many Huntsville residents report hearing many booms much louder than typical explosions on the base. WHNT News 19 viewer Debby Rabuck emailed our newsroom after her antique plate was knocked off the shelf from the rattling Tuesday. “I thought you all do so many consumer orientated programs, maybe you would have an avenue to get something done,” Rabuck says. We Took Action and called Redstone officials about the problem. They say this […]

  • Butler High School (Photo: Ben Smith/WHNT News 19)

    Butler Rebels win Jack’s Pep Rally of the Week

    The Rebels had more than 8,000 votes, beating St. John Paul II, West Morgan and Sheffield in this week's competition.

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