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Columbus, MS

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From one family to the next:

Military Hardware opened December 7th, 1959 by John and Ruth Perkerson (Mike’s parents). Mike was 13 years old when they opened and became their very first stock boy. Mike married Carol and they both worked in the store and eventually took it over from his parents in the 70s. After 60 years of running the store the Perkerson’s were ready to pass the family business onto someone new but not just anyone. They wanted the next owners to continue the business with the same friendly, family owned, customer first attitude they had offered since 1959. Robert & Mary Ann Benton purchased Military Hardware from Mike and Carol Perkerson in January of 2020 and were excited to take over the reins on the business. The Benton’s were not from the area but with two children and six grandchildren in the area they had been praying for an opportunity to allow them to relocate. Not much has changed since The Benton’s took over the store, when you walk in you will be greeted with a smile and asked “What can we help you with”, and as our customers often say “If Military Hardware doesn’t have it then you don’t need it”. The Benton’s plan to continue serving the golden triangle community for many years to come.