My oldest Granddaughter, Sonya Michelle Gordy, also served in the U. S. Navy and went to boot camp at Great Lakes, IL. From there she was stationed at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey,CA, where she became ill and was honorably discharged. She had signed up for 6 years and had planned to be a linguist. Since then she has attended MS State University at Starkville and the University of Southern MS at Hattiesburg. She plans to return to Southern MS to continue her studies to be a linguist. She is fluent in French, German, Spanish and Chinese Mandarin. While living in her hometown of Vicksburg she performed on stage at the Vicksburg Little Theater. She also took the Hunters Education Course and had planned to hunt with me until she moved away to Magee, MS. I would take her to the deer camp to practice shooting my .22 rifle and she was hitting the bulls eye! Of course, when she was in the Navy that paid off knowing she could already shoot well. I'm so proud of her as well as my Grandson, A1C Michael "Ethan" Ransom Kelly, who has been serving in the Air Force since 2012 and will be deployed to Kandahar Afghanistan in September. I'm so proud of both for serving our country and to all the brave men and women who are serving in uniform today and our heroes, we thank you! May God Bless America!
A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter
Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.
Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.