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Valerie Hunter-Kelly named 2014 Champion of Fort Campbell at Awards Ceremony, Monday

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Monday, local realtor Valerie Hunter-Kelly was inducted as a Champion of Fort Campbell during the 2014 Week of the Eagles.

The Champions of Fort Campbell award allows Fort Campbell to recognize and give local citizens who have spent their lives supporting Fort Campbell a small token of appreciation.

Maj. Gen. James C. McConville presented the award and unveiled a portrait sized copy of the photo of Valerie Hunter Kelly that would be placed on the wall of honor  with the previously selected champions of Fort Campbell.

His remarks, and Valerie Hunter-Kelly’s are included in full below.

Valerie Hunter-Kelly receives the acclaim of the audience after her portrait photograph is unveiled.

Valerie Hunter-Kelly receives the acclaim of the audience after her portrait photograph is unveiled.

Kelly is the first African-American to receive the honor.

She joins a veritable Who’s Who of Fort Campbell supporters including Ted Crozier, T.C. Freeman, Bob Freeman, Anna Caryl Guffey, Bill Harpel, Phil Harpel, Chuck Henderson, Ben Kimbrough, Jack Turner, Sam Bass, Ed Rufo, Bob Seitz, Shirley West, Dick Winters, 1st Sgt. (Ret) Billy Colwell Sr., Lori Harper, Lana Bastin, and Rita Bodensteiner.

Maj. Gen. James C. McConville

Valerie Hunter-Kelly

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