By Drinda Merritt
Mayor of Inglis
Walter “Buzz” Terhune, born in New Jersey to a military family on June 4, 1947, died a hero protecting the children of Inglis and Yankeetown on Oct. 1, 2015.
Buzz, as he was fondly known, was a wounded Vietnam veteran, serving our country proudly enduring three tours of duty, and leaving the Army with several Purple Hearts as a 2nd lieutenant. He was a fiercely patriotic man with a rich family history of service dating back to the American Revolution and forward.