Funeral arrangements for Col. Ola Lee Mize announced - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Funeral arrangements for Col. Ola Lee Mize announced

Col. Mize was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower. (Source: NBC) Col. Mize was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower. (Source: NBC)
GADSDEN, AL (WAFF) -

Funeral arrangements were announced Thursday for a Medal of Honor recipient from Gadsden.

Retired US Army Colonel Ola Lee Mize passed away Wednesday at the age of 82. He was a key figure in the defense of "Outpost Harry" when it was attacked during the Korean War. He was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower.

Colonel Mize's funeral will be conducted with full military honors by the Army's 5th Special Forces Group, deployed from Fort Campbell KY, complete with 21-gun salute. An Alabama National Guard unit will be responsible for the flag Honor Guard.

The Gadsden-Etowah Patriots Association said visitation will be held at Southside Baptist Church in Southside AL from 6-8 p.m. Friday. The funeral will be held Saturday at the church at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral procession to Crestwood Cemetery in Gadsden.

Copyright 2014 WAFF. All rights reserved. 

  • NEWSMore>>

  • US demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

    US demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:52 AM EDT2018-05-21 12:52:00 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 2:32 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:32:11 GMT
    fasfdafasfda

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is laying out the Trump administration's strategy for constraining Iran's nuclear program and opposing its other behavior in the region following President Donald Trump's withdrawal...

    More >>

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is laying out the Trump administration's strategy for constraining Iran's nuclear program and opposing its other behavior in the region following President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.

    More >>
  • Texas school shooting survivors face a 'spiritual war zone'

    Texas school shooting survivors face a 'spiritual war zone'

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:52:04 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:26:53 GMT
    (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). A billboard is seen off of I-45 near Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School.(Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). A billboard is seen off of I-45 near Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School.

    The shooting suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been jailed on capital murder charges.

    More >>

    The shooting suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been jailed on capital murder charges.

    More >>
  • Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

    Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-05-21 14:21:59 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:25:59 GMT
    The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. (Source: Supremecourt.gov)The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. (Source: Supremecourt.gov)

    A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.

    More >>

    A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly