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Honoring Your Veteran: The Pace brothers and Foy

Published 11:11pm Monday, September 16, 2013

My name is Ruth Pace Foy.

I have four brothers that served our country.

James Pace
James Pace

In order of enlistment:
G. Lotan Pace Jr. – Army
James A. Pace – Navy
Alvin L. Pace – Air Force
Cecil R. Pace – Navy

Alvin "Top" Pace
Alvin “Top” Pace

My parents were G. Lotan Pace Sr. and Dora “Aunt Mae” Waters Pace. My mother, dad and I would write each every week.

Mother would bake cherry-wink cookies and mail them to each brother on their birthdays. They were a crisp cookie when baked, but by the time my brothers received them they were soft and delicious.

Cecil Pace
Cecil Pace

My husband, John Earl Foy, and his brother, Frank Foy, served in our Army, while brother, Jesse Foy, served with our Navy.

They served their country bravely and all returned home safe.

John Earl Foy
John Earl Foy
Lotan “Junior” Pace


I am so proud of my brothers, my brother-in-laws and my husband for risking their lives for our freedom.

Remembered on this day by Ruth Pace Foy.

The Tryon Daily Bulletin and the Patriots Salute to Veterans Association recently launched the “Honor Your Veteran” series to highlight the brave acts and sacrifices made by our country’s soldiers.

If you’d like the opportunity to write in and honor a veteran you know please:

Send us an email at:

Subject Line: In Honor of a Veteran

Include: Your name, contact phone number, your relationship to the honored veteran and your city. Photos are welcomed and encouraged.


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