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By John Vick
Special to the Ledger 

Ward served country and town of Century

Column traces history of former Mayor P.J. Ward


February 10, 2022


Editor's note: The following story, written by John Vick, recently appeared in the Andalusia Star News detailing the life of Preston J. Ward, who served as an army Air Corps pilot and was a WWII prisoner of war. Ward later moved to Century and was elected to the city council. He was elected mayor of Century in 1977 and was re-elected in 1987 and served until his death in 1987.

The William Moses Ward family had three sons that served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW II: Marvin I. Ward, Preston J. "P J" Ward and William L. "Willie" Ward. The Ward family had the unwelcome distincti...

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