Shady Grove seeks to honor one of its own killed in action


By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer

The I.D. bracelet had been in her husband’s drawer for many years.

She asked about it just as many times, and his response was always the same—it belonged to a friend he served with in Korea, and his friend had been killed.

PHOTO: Joey Moody grew up roaming the banks of the Econfina River that flowed behind his grandparents’ house. A natural leader, he was a football star on the field and a well-liked student voted president of his class. Drafted while in college, he fought in the Korean War and was killed in action on June 21, 1952. 

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