Ernest T. Vance of Magnolia served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He earned the Asiatic Pacific Medal, two Battle Stars for New Guinea and a Purple Heart. He was wounded in action on Leyte in 1944.
He received an honorable discharge on Sept. 15, 1945.
He was born Jan. 13, 1919 in Linwood.
His daughter is Betty Rucker.