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Clarksville Soldier Lawrence Woods to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery

 

Staff Sergeant Woods has been missing in action for 50 years

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recognize the service and sacrifice of Staff Sergeant Lawrence Woods of Clarksville, TN.

Woods was among eight service members killed in a plane crash on October 24th, 1964 and the first Tennessean to be declared missing in action (MIA) leading up to the Vietnam War.

Woods was a member of the 5th Special Forces Group based out of Fort Campbell.

Staff Sergeant Lawrence Woods

Staff Sergeant Lawrence Woods

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Former Fort Campbell Soldier, Vietnam hero to receive Congressional Medal of Honor

 

By Elizabeth M. Collins, Soldiers Live

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, DC – The year was 1968. It was a year of war, of protests, of death.

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.

Former Spc. 4 Santiago Erevia reflects on his service medals and awards, which include a South Vietnamese medal, an Army Commendation Medal, a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star and the nation’s second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross. While Erevia was deployed to Vietnam in May 1969 as a radio-telephone operator with the 101st Airborne Division, he had been assigned to care for the wounded during a search-and-clear mission while the rest of his platoon penetrated an enemy defensive perimeter. After North Vietnamese soldiers attacked his position, Erevia rushed forward into heavy fire, single-handedly destroying four enemy bunkers with grenades and M-16 fire. After reviewing Erevia’s actions, President Barack Obama will award Erevia the Medal of Honor in a February 2014 ceremony. (Elizabeth M. Collins/DOD)

Former Spc. 4 Santiago Erevia (Elizabeth M. Collins/DOD)

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Tennessee Literary Luminaries by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

 

Sue Culverhouse author of "Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren "Clarksville, TN – Sue Freeman Culverhouse, long a staff-writer for ClarksvilleOnline.com, features eleven Tennessee authors in her new book. Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren (The History Press, Charleston, SC, 2013). Her author website, www.sueculverhouse.com, links her readers to information about the book and her upcoming blog.

“I’m tired of people outside Tennessee believing that we’re all wearing overalls without a shirt, chewing tobacco, going barefoot, toting six-shooters, and living off road kill,” Culverhouse admits. “I want our youngsters to be proud of the literary heritage these and other Tennessee writers have contributed to the world of literature. All of the authors in my book have interesting lives in addition to having written not-to-be missed books.”

Tennessee Literary Luminaries by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

Tennessee Literary Luminaries by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

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A Year in Review with Fort Campbell’s Currahees

 

Written by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division4th Brigade Combat Team - CurraheeFort Campbell, KY – The 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), started 2013 running fast and hard, as the brigade deployed to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, LA, in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walk down the mountain following the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, after a joint patrol into the mountains around Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment “Red Currahee,” 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walk down the mountain following the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, after a joint patrol into the mountains around Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Strike Soldiers Win Where They Fight during Joint Readiness Training Center Rotation

 

Written by STRIKE Public Affairs Office

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team “STRIKE,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), recently completed the month long training event at the Joint Readiness Training Center Fort Polk, LA.

The training, which takes place in a historic Army training center, also once known during the Vietnam era as ‘Tiger Land,’ provides brigade combat teams the ability to put stress on all combat systems prior to deployment around the world.

Fort Campbell's 2nd Brigade Combat Team at the Joint Readiness Training Center Fort Polk, LA.

Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team at the Joint Readiness Training Center Fort Polk, LA.

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Tennessee Literary Luminaries Author, Sue Freeman Culverhouse, to hold book signing at APSU November 12th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Sue Freeman Culverhouse, staff writer for Clarksvilleonline.com, has just released her new book, Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren (The History Press, Charleston, SC, 2013).

Already receiving rave reviews, Tennessee Literary Luminaries encompasses the biographies of 11 Tennessee authors: Robert Penn Warren, Alex Haley, Cormac McCarthy, William Gay, Peter Taylor, Eleanor Ross Taylor, Alice Randall, A. Scott Pearson, Bud Willis, Amy Greene and Marshall Chapman.

Tennessee Literary Luminaries book by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

Tennessee Literary Luminaries book by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

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American Red Cross sends support to Philippines for Typhoon Response

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – Typhoon Haiyan swept across the central Philippines on Friday leaving a trail of massive destruction in its wake. With sustained winds reported at over 145 miles per hour, and significantly stronger gusts, Haiyan was the second category 5 typhoon to strike the Philippines this year.

The typhoon affected 4.3 million people across 36 provinces. Philippine Red Cross volunteers throughout the region are reporting significant damage and a growing death toll, while the full extent of the devastation continues to unfold. Currently, 1,200 evacuation centers are housing more than 330,000 people left homeless by the storm.

Philippines Typhoon

Philippines Typhoon

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team welcomes Sapper Eagles back into its ranks

 

Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division1st Brigade Combat TeamFort Campbell, KY – The soldiers of the 326th Engineer Battalion held a patch changing ceremony October 18th at the battalion’s headquarters here.

The ceremony marked the battalion’s return to the 101st Airborne Division from the 36th Engineer brigade out of Fort Hood, Texas, and joining the division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team.

The 326th Engineer Battalion conducts a patch changing ceremony to mark the unit’s return to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Oct. 18 at the battalion headquarters here. (Sgt. 1st Class John Brown)

The 326th Engineer Battalion conducts a patch changing ceremony to mark the unit’s return to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Oct. 18 at the battalion headquarters here. (Sgt. 1st Class John Brown)

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Fort Campbell’s Lifeliners Observe Hispanic Heritage

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Service members and civilians take time to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, hosted by Task Force Lifeliner, October 11th, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

Over the years Americans have observed the National Hispanic Heritage month from September 15th to October 15th, it’s a month to honor, recognize and celebrate the culture and its achievements.

Service members and civilians celebrate National Hispanic Heritage, Oct. 11, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. This event not only helps the Hispanic community to retain their traditions but also educates the Hispanic culture to other people from different nationalities. Task Force Lifeliner hosted this event. The guest speaker of the night was 1st Theater Sustainment Command Chief of Staff Col. Robert M. Villalobos was the guest speaker. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario)

Service members and civilians celebrate National Hispanic Heritage, Oct. 11, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. This event not only helps the Hispanic community to retain their traditions but also educates the Hispanic culture to other people from different nationalities. Task Force Lifeliner hosted this event. The guest speaker of the night was 1st Theater Sustainment Command Chief of Staff Col. Robert M. Villalobos was the guest speaker. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario)

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Fort Campbell 96th Aviation Support Battalion Soldiers give an old bird a new mission

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from B Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), work to refurbish an AH-1F Cobra at Fort Campbell, KY.

The soldiers, OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter mechanics and OH-58D armament-electrician-and-avionics technician specialists, began the work of cleaning, repainting and reassembling the helicopter that is to go on display in front of the Don F. Pratt Museum at Fort Campbell. This helicopter will join many others on display across from the museum.

Spc. Abraham Feria, B Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), OH-58D electronics, avionics and armament technician, installs rivets into the undercarriage of an AH-1F Cobra helicopter in the final stages of restoration at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 19, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

Spc. Abraham Feria, B Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), OH-58D electronics, avionics and armament technician, installs rivets into the undercarriage of an AH-1F Cobra helicopter in the final stages of restoration at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 19, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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