Chester Sims Honor

Chester Sims Honor


TODAY. AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THIS CELL PHONE FOOTAGE — THE CANCUN MEXICAN GRILL CAUGHT FIRE THIS MORNING. NEWS 13 REACHED OUT TO THE BONIFAY FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL FOR DETAILS ON THE CAUSE OF THE BLAZE AND ARE AWAITING MORE INFORMATION. WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED AS DETAILS ARE RELEASED. A VIETNAM VETERAN WHO SACRIFICED HIS LIFE IS HONORED TODAY … AS BAY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DECLARED JUNE 18TH AS CLIFFORD CHESTER SIMS DAY. AT TODAY’S COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING, THE BOARD AWARDED SIM’S WIDOW WITH A PLAQUE AND NAMED SIMSA TRUE LOCAL HERO. IN BAY COUNTY ALONE, THERE IS THE CLIFFORD CHESTER SIMS STATE NURSING HOME AND A ROAD IS NAMED AFTER HIM IN GULF COUNTY. SIMS WAS BORN IN PORT ST. JOE BEFORE JOINING THE ARMY SHORTLY AFTER HIGH SCHOOL. HE IS HONORED FOR HIS BRAVERY DURING VIETNAM WHERE HE SERVED AS A STAFF SERGEANT. SIMS SACRIFICED HIS LIFE IN A BOOBY-TRAP… SAVING THE LIVES OF HIS SQUAD. COUNTY COMMISSIONER TOMMY HAMM SAYS IT WAS AN HONOR TO PRESENT THIS AWARD TODAY TO HIS WIDOW, MARY. Tommy Hamm, County Commissioner “It was an honor to meet her and give that proclamation for what her husband did back in 1968. That was just being a hero at his best.” MARY SIMS TRAVELED FROM VIRGINIA TO BAY COUNTY TO RECEIVE THE HONOR. COMING UP…. THE CONFLICT

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