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Father’s footprint

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionAfghanistan – Do you recall his brawny arms effortlessly lifting you off your itty bitty feet, from the soft earth, to what you thought were clouds when you were a toddler?

Or maybe, you remember hearing his voice, as he firmly, yet lovingly, gave you advice sometimes repeatedly, during your teenage years.

Whether you called him dad, stepdad, Papa or simply pa, you have to admit, father was your first hero. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell paid honor to its fallen on Memorial Day

 

Fort Campbell, KYFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionOn Memorial Day, the 101st Airborne Division on Fort Campbell held a wreath laying at the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters honoring the soldiers from Fort Campbell who have given their all, in the service of their country.

87 year old Clarksville resident Gene Paladin, was on hand for the ceremony. A veteran of 3 wars, he landed in Europe with the 82nd Airborne during WWII, served in the Korean war, and did three tours with the in Vietnam with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans” of the 101st Airborne Division. He is one of the few remaining living solders who were qualified for the U.S. Army Airborne Glider Badge which he still proudly wears on his hat. He came close to skipping this years ceremony due to health issues, but he said that was glad he came.

Maj. Gen. James C. McConville and Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo J. Smith lay a wreath before the 101st Airborne Division monument at the 101st Airborne  Division Headqurters on Memorial Day

Maj. Gen. James C. McConville and Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo J. Smith lay a wreath before the 101st Airborne Division monument at the 101st Airborne Division Headqurters on Memorial Day

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President Obama Awards the Congressional Medal of Honor to 24 Army Veterans Who Were Victims of Discrimination

 

The White HouseWashington, DC – Yesterday afternoon, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans in recognition of their valor during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Each veteran honored yesterday had already received the Distinguished Service Cross – the nation’s second-highest military award – but 19 of them were previously overlooked for the Medal of Honor due to their racial or ethnic backgrounds. Yesterday’s ceremony follows a 12-year Pentagon review, ordered by Congress, of past discrimination in the military. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Downtown Art Walk to be held on January 2nd

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent. «Read the rest of this article»

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“Delights of Winter” exhibit at Clarksville’s Downtown Artists Co-op

 

An Exhibit by Heike Sichterman and Claus “Dutch” Mann

Downtown Artists Co-opClarksville, TN – The Downtown Artists Co-op is proud to present “Delights of Winter”, an exhibit of fine art featuring Claus “Dutch” Mann and Heike Sichterman. The exhibit features hand-made jewelry and photography by Heike and intricate, wood carvings by Dutch. The Exhibit begins January 2nd, 2014 and runs through February 1st.

For this exhibit, Heike was inspired by “the European palaces built in the Baroque style. The opulence and splendor in gold and vivid colors one would see in the interior, (this) is what I tried to recreate in my jewelry reminiscent of what the ladies would wear for a lavish Winter Ball.“

Downtown Artists Co-op presents "Delights of Winter" exhibit.

Downtown Artists Co-op presents “Delights of Winter” exhibit.

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New APSU scholarship to honor Clarksville High School’s legendary basketball coach Ben Fendley

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – For 34 years, if you wanted to play basketball at Clarksville High School, you had to first survive the grueling practices of that school’s legendary coach, Ben Fendley. The U.S. Marine Corps and Korean War veteran knew what his players were capable of achieving, so he made sure they went home exhausted each night.

“You had better be prepared to give him everything you had in practice every day, or there was no place for you on his team,” Wayne Pace, former CHS player and former chief financial officer and executive vice president for Time Warner Inc., said. “Practice was brutal; games were the treat.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell to host 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show “Ready and Resilient” this Saturday

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – This year the U.S. Army Soldier Show celebrates 30 years of being “Ready and Resilient” by paying tribute to many of our nation’s milestones, such as the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 75th anniversary of “God Bless America”, and the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice.

On July 20th, two performances will be held at Wilson Theater, the first at 2:00pm and another at 7:30pm.

2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show at Fort Campbell July 20th.

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Fort Campbell to host 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show “Ready and Resilient”, July 20th

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – This year the U.S. Army Soldier Show celebrates 30 years of being “Ready and Resilient” by paying tribute to many of our nation’s milestones, such as the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 75th anniversary of “God Bless America”, and the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice.

On July 20th, two performances will be held at Wilson Theater, the first at 2:00pm and another at 7:30pm.

2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show at Fort Campbell July 20th.

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Restored historic OH-23 Raven helicopter dedicated to Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion is now the proud home of a Korean War era OH-23 Raven medical evacuation helicopter. WTB leadership, along with the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander and 101st Airborne Division leaders, dedicated the aircraft display at a ceremony in its new home at the WTB Complex today.

During the ceremony, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell Senior Mission Commander Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer recognized all of the men and women within the WTB, honoring them for their dedication to healing, overcoming personal obstacles and transitioning either back to their units or into the civilian world as honored veterans.

Senior mission commander for the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer applauds veterans in attendance who served in the Korean War during a helicopter dedication ceremony June 19, 2013 at the WTB Complex on Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Victoria Tarter, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital intern from Austin Peak State University)

Senior mission commander for the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer applauds veterans in attendance who served in the Korean War during a helicopter dedication ceremony June 19, 2013 at the WTB Complex on Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Victoria Tarter, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital intern from Austin Peak State University)

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Tennessee Veterans May Be Issued Missing High School Diplomas

 

New law affects WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam War Veterans

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – The Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs, Many-Bears Grinder and the Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman will be presenting a high school diploma to Korean War Veteran, William Milton Duncan Wednesday, June 19th at 10:30am in the Senate Library in the State Capitol.

Mr. Duncan was drafted in 1951 and began serving in the United States Army during the Korean War. Due to his military service, Mr. Duncan left high school a few days before completing requirements for his diploma. «Read the rest of this article»

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