On May 18, 1966, Staff Sergeant Jimmy G. Stewart, a native of West Columbia in Mason County, was killed in Vietnam. Stewart was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Jimmy G. Stewart Earns Medal of Honor
"Ex-Middleport Serviceman Killed In Viet" (Jimmy G. Stewart)
Citation for Congressional Medal of Honor: Jimmy G. Stewart
House Resolution For Sgt. Jimmy G. Stewart Bridge
On This Day in West Virginia History: May