Roy Loudermilk & Austin Baker

As the nation pauses this Saturday to honor our veterans–all those who served the nation in the armed forces, we here at RealWV wanted to take a moment to honor two inspiring young men who are just beginning their military careers. Roy Loudermilk and Austin Baker have been best friends since kindergarten. They grew up […]

Best friends from kindergarten all the way to basic training

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Roy Loudermilk and Austin Baker have been best friends since kindergarten. They grew up fishing, playing sports, and doing everything together. This summer, they attended basic training as 17-year olds. It wasn’t a summer camp. Wasn’t a watered down version of basic training. Wasn’t an athletic adventure weekend. It was the […]