Topic: Operation Iraqi Freedom
By Elizabeth M. Collins, Soldiers Live
It was the year Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were both assassinated. It was also the year the Vietnam War exploded into new levels of violence. And as troops poured into ‘Nam and more and more young men died — 1968 was the deadliest year of the Vietnam War — Americans watched it all from their living rooms with anger and disgust. The protest movement gained traction. Protesters spit on returning Soldiers, called them rapists and baby killers. In fact, the U.S. agreed to begin peace talks in Paris that year, due in part to the dwindling support at home.
It was also the year Santiago Erevia became a Soldier.
Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers of the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a change of command ceremony June 28th on the division parade field at Fort Campbell.
Col. Robert Dillon, commander of the 89th Military Police Brigade, traveled from Fort Hood, Texas, to oversee the ceremony in which Lt. Col. Leevaine Williams Jr. took command of the battalion from outgoing commander Lt. Col. David G. Thompson.
Fort Campbell, KY – Warrant Officer Sean W. Mullen, 39, of Rehobeth Beach, DE, died June 2nd, 2013, in Ghur Ghuri, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device.
Mullen was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, KY, as an assistant detachment commander for a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha (ODA), or A-team. He was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. This was Mullen’s sixth deployment in support of an overseas contingency operation.
Tennessee Titans select California Offensive Lineman Brian Schwenke in Fourth Round of 2013 NFL Draft
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans started the final day of the 2013 NFL Draft by adding another offensive lineman with the 107th overall pick in the fourth round.
Tennessee selected California center Brian Schwenke, who is 6-foot-3 and 307 pounds. Schwenke was a guard in his first three seasons but shifted to center for his senior season. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” along with the brigade’s 101st Special Troops Battalion, case their colors in an outdoor ceremony, April 12th, at Fort Campbell, KY.
Col. Charles R. Hamilton, the brigade’s commander and his senior noncommissioned officer in charge Command, Sgt. Maj. Eugene J. Thomas Jr., simultaneously with Lt. Col. Derek G. Bean, the battalion’s commander and his senior noncommissioned officer in charge Command, Sgt. Maj. Christopher T. Crawford, roll their colors and sheath them in sleeves.
5th Special Forces Group, 2nd Battalion “The Legion” Dedicates Building in honor of Mr. Gary Beikirch
Written by 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, families and friends from 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), also known as The Legion, gathered together on the morning of September 22nd, 2012, to pay tribute to a veteran and former member of the unit.
The tribute was in the form of the newly dedicated battalion operations complex, now named Beikirch Hall, for 2nd Bn., 5th SFG (A), in honor of Mr. Gary Beikirch, a Medal of Honor recipient.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Academy, a Pre-K through 12th grade private college preparatory school is excited to announce Amilcar Castro as Head Varsity Boys Soccer Coach. Castro has years of experience on the field and CA is proud to have him join the coaching staff.
Peterson said of the announcement, “I couldn’t be more pleased with the newest addition to our coaching staff. Castro was a standout among our applicants with his skills, passion and experience. His background and knowledge of soccer is tremendous. He is very well known in the soccer community of Clarksville and we know that he will make a huge impact on our soccer program right away. He has the knowledge, drive and leadership qualities that will help us establish an excellent school wide soccer program.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – A total of 32 new tenure-track faculty members have become part of the Austin Peay State University community, beginning with the Fall 2012 semester.
College of Arts and Letters: New faculty members are Dr. Robert Baron, Kenisha Burke, Michael Dunn, Dr. Sheena Harris, Dr. Katherine Honea, Dr. Anthony Morris, Dr. David Rands, Noel Rennerfeldt, Dr. Tamara Smithers and Brian Vernon. «Read the rest of this article»
Fort Campbell, KY – Retired Gen. David Petraeus, current director of the Central Intelligence Agency and a former commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), will attend the retirement of Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill, who served as the division command sergeant major during Petraeus’s tenure with the 101st, and the Division Review here, Friday, August 17th, capping off Week of the Eagles 2012: A History of Valor. «Read the rest of this article»
Fort Campbell, KY – Join the Fort Campbell community on August 11th as we hold our 5th Annual Run for the Fallen. This commemorative walk/run will take place at Sabalauski Air Assault School.
The event will include a two mile walk and a 3.2 mile run. Runners and walkers will be received at 6:30am and the opening ceremonies will begin at 8:00am. Runners will depart at 8:15am followed by the walkers at 8:30am. «Read the rest of this article»
Now playing at the Movies
Showtime information provided by Discover Clarksville.
© 2006-2010 Clarksville, TN Online is owned and operated by residents of Clarksville Tennessee.