Flying helicopters in Vietnam November 06, 2019 - 00:00 Posted in: News Remembering our Colorado County Veterans James Rester was born in Poplarville, Miss. in November 1938. In 1955, while attending high school, James joined the Mississippi National Guard. Upon graduation, in 1956, at age 17, he was sent to Fort Jackson, S.C. for his basic training. By 1960, James requested a release ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!