Toya Pier. Okinawa. James R. Barlow of Beaumont is inset.

A special ceremony honoring a survivor of the historic Okinawa campaign will be held at Edison Plaza in downtown Beaumont on Friday, April 1, from 9-9:30 a.m. Members of the Marine Corps League and area veteran organizations will take part in the flag raising and dedication to Corporal James R. Barlow of Beaumont.


Not everyone gets to experience a timeless moment of American history in person.

But Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Scott Gearhart of Beaumont does on a regular basis.