Topic: Vietnam War
Fort Campbell, KY – Staff Sgt. Richard McLain and Sgt. Donnie Roach were awarded the Purple Heart at a special ceremony conducted at McAuliffe Hall Tuesday.
Roach and McLain were surrounded by family and friends as they were each presented the award by 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Acting Senior Commander, Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer. Both men were overcome with emotion as they reflected back on their time in service and combat.
Tennessee State Licensure Renewal Bill aiding Military Personnel Passes House of Representatives Unanimously
TDOT Issues Two Important Public Meeting Notices impacting Clarksville-Montgomery County
Nashville, TN – House Bill 0422 (Senate Bill 493) which would expedite issuance of certain professional licenses and temporarily extend certain licenses for active duty personnel that were deployed when their licenses came due for renewal passed unanimously in the House of Representatives on Monday, March 11th.
Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville), sponsor of the House bill said “The legislation sets a clear process for professional license renewal when our active duty military personnel are deployed at the time of that renewal.”
The House of Representatives passed the bill unanimously and the Senate will take up the bill on Monday, March 18th.
Clarksville Montgomery County to hold Vietnam Veterans Breakfast in honor of the 50th anniversary of Vietnam War
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government and the City of Clarksville will host a breakfast commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
All Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans are invited to attend. This event is set for Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:30am at the Wilma Rudolph Events Center at Liberty Park. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Spc. Jennifer Andersson
Fort Campbell, KY – “Better late than never” is the saying. For retired Platoon Sgt. Class Cecil Wiggins, the Honorable Order of St. Michael Bronze Award has been a long time coming for the impact he made on his unit during the Vietnam War. He received the award during a ceremony February 22nd at Fort Campbell, KY.
The Honorable Order of St. Michael Bronze Award recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the promotion of Army Aviation in ways that stand out in the eyes of the recipient’s seniors, subordinates and peers.
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»
Vietnam veteran still serving on active duty at Fort Campbell with the 101st Airborne Division, 1st Brigade Combat Team
Written by Spc. Kadina Baldwin
Fort Campbell, KY – At just over 6 feet tall, a soldier from a long line of war veterans walks with a unique swagger. He has the voice of a natural leader that only comes with time. His stern facial expression might throw some people off from his truly motivating and positive attitude, but it’s his teddy bear attraction that might draw a person in.
He’s been honorably in and out of the military for the past four decades, has served in three wars and is currently assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
Written by Megan Locke Simpson
Fort Campbell, KY – Exemplary leadership is a key aspect of military service, and one former Secretary of State Colin Powell learned while 2nd Brigade commander at Fort Campbell in 1976. He visited Fort Campbell Wednesday for the first time since retiring as a part of a tour promoting his newly-released book, “It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership,” co-written with Tony Koltz.
The book explores leadership through a series of parables from Powell’s own life, drawing heavily from his military career and time as the 65th Secretary of State in George W. Bush’s administration. The book chronicles experiences from his upbringing in Harlem to the now-famous Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction speech he delivered to the United Nations in 2003.
Fort Campbell, KY – On Monday, Fort Campbell held their annual Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters.
The ceremony featured an invocation by the 101st Airborne Division Chaplain Paul Hurley, remarks by Maj. Gen. John C. McConnell, a wreath laying, a 21 gun salute, and the playing of taps.
The ceremony honors and recognizes the veterans of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); and the 7,000 Screaming Eagles who have lost their lives in battle since the formation of the division, along with their families and loved ones.
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»
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