Fallen Bedias Marine's Name to Grace Veterans' Post

LCpl Bobby Twitty has been honored yet again in his hometown of Bedias.

The fallen Marine killed in an accident in Iraq had the American Veterans Post 105 named after him in a ceremony Thursday.

Twitty was laid to rest in Bedias in late July.

"The fact that one of Bedias' own died in service to the country and in Iraq, I think it will be remembered for a long time, certainly in all of our lifetimes," said Bedias Mayor Mackie Bobo.

Before, they were the Tri-County Post 105. In front of the Twitty family Thursday night, including a still grieving father and mother, it became Corporal Bobby Twitty Post 105.

"The country is getting tired of the war," said Post Commander Carl Haldt. "We don't know what's going on with our leaders. We just want to make sure Bobby Twitty's not forgotten in the shake-up."

Many members of the Twitty family, including Bobby's father and mother, were at the event, and were presented tokens from Post 105. The parents briefly thanked the post and the community for their support.

"We'll never be able to do enough," said Haldt about their efforts in Twitty's name.

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