129 WWII vets ID’d in Oconee

County Veterans Affairs Director Jerry Dyar says his office has “struck gold” when it comes to identifying 129 veterans of the Second World War living in Oconee County. Nine of those identified are women, who took part in various functions during the war. Dyar credits exhaustive efforts in identifying the number and says it has led to a decision to hold a ceremony to allow the public to pay tribute to those who’re part of what is called the greatest generation. Former NBC TV anchor Tom Brokaw coined the name to honor those who grew during the depression and then fought to stop the Axis powers from taking over the free world. The public ceremony will be 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, March 1 at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center.