Already the memories of 38 soldiers are on file.
The effort to collect the stories is led by 80-year-old Wiley McFarland, a Gray County commissioner for nearly 45 years. The project is being housed in the Gray County Courthouse's Veterans Memorial Resource Center.
A committee of volunteers also went to all county cemeteries to scour tombstones and compile a list of veterans. Notebooks of all the names, sorted by era, are in the room.
Transcripts of the stories can also be read online.
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