Alleghany Community Television


ACTV Presents Alleghany Memories and the US Marines

Alleghany Community Television is airing a new episode of the award-winning series, Alleghany Memories, this month, featuring an interview with Bobby Irwin, Vietnam-era Marine combat photographer and videographer. The current program by the Alleghany Historical – Genealogical Society was produced in conjunction with the Walter Frank Osborne, Jr. Deatachment 1298 Marine Corps League from Sparta, North Carolina.

The episode is first of four and is hosted by current MCL Commandant, John Irwin. Subsequent episodes will feature interviews of J.T. Pardue, Bill Sebastian and Charles Pugh- all Alleghanians and members of the local detachment.

One of Mr. Irwin’s incredible photos from his time in Vietnam. ©2012 Bobby Irwin

A short slide show of Mr. Irwin’s photography airs at the end of the pogram. The episode is available for viewing, online, at, Alleghany Community Television’s new streaming page.

“Every show we produce gets a little bit better and this one is arguably, the best, yet.” says AHGS board member, Jeff Halsey, “Mr. Irwin’s awesome images reinforce his already interesting account of time spent in Vietnam.

“And we’re not finished. The next three interviews with World War II veterans have been taped and are now in production. After those air, we have a program that features Jeanette Anders, from Ennice, NC. Mrs. Anders talks about her life, growing up on a dairy that is still run by her family. ”

Alleghany Memories won a Paul Green Multimedia Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians, last year, for its premier episode that featured Pauline Jolly and Mildred Torney who are both former county librarians.

Anyone interested in sponsoring, participating in or being featured in an upcoming episode should contact Reba Evans, Alleghany Memories Chairperson, for information, or visit .


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