World War II veteran Charles Rogers, left, spent several hours talking with Sun Herald staff writer Anita Lee for a story about his friendship with Biloxi police Patrolman Chris Keckler, right. Lee found Rogers fascinating and he seemed to enjoy meeting her, too.
World War II veteran Charles Rogers, left, spent several hours talking with Sun Herald staff writer Anita Lee for a story about his friendship with Biloxi police Patrolman Chris Keckler, right. Lee found Rogers fascinating and he seemed to enjoy meeting her, too. John Fitzhugh jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com
World War II veteran Charles Rogers, left, spent several hours talking with Sun Herald staff writer Anita Lee for a story about his friendship with Biloxi police Patrolman Chris Keckler, right. Lee found Rogers fascinating and he seemed to enjoy meeting her, too. John Fitzhugh jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com

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