Clarksville, TN – On Wednesday afternoon,President Tim Hall stood before a small group of about 50 students and said they were one of the main reasons he loves going to work each morning.
“It makes us proud that we get the chance to work with heroes,” he said.
Clarksville, TN – Active duty and military veteran students who will graduate fromthis week will receive APSU’s military coin.
The military and veteran graduate recognition and coin presentation ceremony, with the theme “All Hail to Those Who Serve,” is scheduled for 5:00pm, Wednesday, May 8th in the Mabry Concert Hall, located inside the Music/Mass Communication Building. The event is open to the public.
By Bill Larson and Spc. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs
Fort Campbell, KY – The 4th Brigade Combat Team on Thursday held a color casing ceremony marking the transition of the unit to a wartime footing as they prepare to once again deploy to Afghanistan. In November 2012, the Currahees received the news that they would be deploying to Regional Command East (RC-East) this spring, where they will continue to provide training and mentoring to Afghan security forces.
The Brigade and Regimental colors were cased during the ceremony on Thursday and will remain furled until the unit’s command completes its transition to Afghanistan where the colors will be unfurled to fly in combat.
Private First Class Glenn Schoenmann’s body will return after 62 years
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder solemnly announce the body of Private First Class Glenn Schoenmann will finally be laid to rest after 62 years.
Schoenmann was assigned to Company M, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division in the United States Army when he was involved in the infamous Battle of Chosin Reservoir in North Korea on November 28th, 1950.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Duncan Brennan
In the cases of U.S. Army Capt. Nicole Nelson, a native of Chicago, IL and U.S. Army Capt. Julie Duffy, a native of Williamstown, KY, both attached to C Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Shadow, as enroute critical care nurses with the 30th Medical Brigade, the call to begin service was different, but their reason for continuing to serve is the same.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State Library and Archives presents two new exhibits honoring Veterans of both the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The exhibits opened in the TSLA Lobby November 9th, 2012 and will be running through March 1st, 2013.
In conjunction with our ongoing Tennessee Remembers veterans’ survey project, TSLA has prepared an exhibit featuring materials from David Brock, a Tennessean who served in the Korean War, and Christopher Ammons, a Tennessean who served in the Vietnam War. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Great ships move through the early morning fog on the morning of June 6th, 1944 as the Allied invasion fleet heads towards the beaches of Normandy; it was D-Day, the invasion of Europe. More than 5000 ships were massed to carry the weapons of war to the newest front against the Axis powers. In addition to the battleships cruisers, destroyers, and the various troop transports of which you are most familiar from watching the various war movies of the landings , were 236 Landing Ship Tank (LST) vessels, including the USS LST-325 which is docked through Sunday at McGregor Park in Clarksville, TN. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – House of Heroes, Inc., a community-focused 501(c)(3) program, is coming to Clarksville on April 4th and 5th, 2012, to honor Sergeant Major (Ret.) Hubert Thomas and his wife, Mary Elizabeth.
The House of Heroes program honors military and public safety veterans and/or their spouses by repairing and improving their homes at no cost. Since its inception in 1999, the program has repaired over 450 homes nationwide. The Thomas’ house will be the program’s first project in Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»
3rd BCT Public Affairs, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT)
Fort Campbell, KY – While facing insurmountable odds with their backs against a wall and their comrades’ lives at stake; brave men and women, without hesitation, place the well-being of others before their own. Today we remember these brave and courageous warriors.
In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill creating the Medal of Honor. The distinguished award was designed to recognize those whom displayed valorous actions while serving on the battlefield, “The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, presents this unique award.
Today, March 25th, marks the 149th anniversary of the first presentation of the medal in 1863.
Tennessee State Library and Archives Launches New Initiatives to Honor Korean and Vietnam War Veterans
This Veterans Day, the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) launched a pair of projects aimed at preserving the history of those who served in the Vietnam and Korean Wars.
Nashville, TN – TSLA is asking veterans of the Vietnam and Korean Wars and their families to contribute items for a new archival collection called Tennessee Remembers: Vietnam and Korea Veterans. TSLA will accept all forms of original material including books, photographs, film, audiotapes, slides, negatives, artifacts, maps and letters. Professional archivists will arrange, organize and preserve the collections to ensure that donated materials are available to the public for research.
“My father is a Korean War veteran, and I had numerous relatives who both served and died as a result of their service in the VietNam War, so this initiative is particularly meaningful to me, said State Rep. Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville). “I look forward to the completion of the project and the preservation of this important era in our country’s history.” «Read the rest of this article»
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