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APSU Scholarship honoring legacy of Houston County educator O.S. Uffelman now fully endowed

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 2011, Dr. Minoa Uffelman, Austin Peay State University associate professor of history, set out to honor the legacy of her late father, O.S. Uffelman.

For several decades, he’d inspired countless individuals as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent of Houston County Schools. Since education was so important to her father, Minoa and her husband, Joel Evans, decided to create the O.S. Uffelman Exemplary History Student Award at APSU.

The O.S. Uffelman Exemplary History Student Award at APSU is now fully endowed.

The O.S. Uffelman Exemplary History Student Award at APSU is now fully endowed.

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2014 Asanbe Diversity Symposium returns April 16th to Austin Peay State University

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – “Are you a subject or are you a citizen?” That was an important question for many Senegalese men during World War II, when they joined the Colonial French Army.

In their everyday lives, these individuals saw little difference between supporting the French Government and merely living within its colonial borders. But as soldiers, they quickly realized where they ranked in the government’s eyes. «Read the rest of this article»

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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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New Tennessee State Library and Archives Exhibit to Highlight Baseball’s “Yankee Killer” from Tennessee

 

Tennessee State Library and ArchivesNashville, TN – Major league baseball fans tend to fall into one of two categories: Those who love the New York Yankees and those who loathe the New York Yankees. As a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, Nashville native Johnny Beazley gave the latter group a lot to cheer about when he led his team in two of the four victories over the Yankees in the 1942 World Series.

Johnny Beazley of the St Louis Cardinals

Johnny Beazley of the St Louis Cardinals

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Austin Peay State University inducts Shawn Kelley, Nick Stapleton, Brad Kirtley, Reedy Sears into APSU Athletics Hall of Fame

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – Two of the greatest Governors athletes in their respective sports and the department’s longtime sports information director were inducted into Austin Peay State University’s Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday.

In addition, a former superb football/basketball player who paid the ultimate price in defense of his country, was selected to the Hall of Fame as part of it Legends category.

APSU Athletics Hall of Fame inducties (L to R) Nick Stapleton, Shawn Kelley, Brad Kirtley, and Reedy Sears (accepted by brother Johnny Sears).

APSU Athletics Hall of Fame inducties (L to R) Nick Stapleton, Shawn Kelley, Brad Kirtley, and Reedy Sears (accepted by brother Johnny Sears).

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Band of Brother’s Easy Company returns home to Fort Campbell; End of an Era

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionThe 4th Brigade Combat Team

Fort Campbell, KY – The 506th Infantry Regiment has had a powerful lineage ever since their initial activation July 20th, 1942.

Since World War II, the 506th has been inactivated, reactivated and re-designated a number of times. They have served within different brigades, divisions and military posts.

The 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 506th Inf. Regt. reunited in September of 2005 under the Colors of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Abn. Div., and have since had two separate deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Scott W. Kirkpatrick, commander of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), leads the last group of soldiers, consisting mainly of soldiers with Easy Company, 2nd Bn., 506th Inf. Regt., who returned home in the early hours of Jan. 26, 2014, marking the end of an era for the brigade. (Sgt. Kimberly K. Menzies, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Scott W. Kirkpatrick, commander of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), leads the last group of soldiers, consisting mainly of soldiers with Easy Company, 2nd Bn., 506th Inf. Regt., who returned home in the early hours of Jan. 26, 2014, marking the end of an era for the brigade. (Sgt. Kimberly K. Menzies, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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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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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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“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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Remembering a Bastgone Christmas

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Here is a copy of the letter sent to Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division during the World War II’s Battle of Bastogne which occurred during the 1944 Christmas Season.

The original letter imaged here is from the memorabilia of Private William (Bill) Wheeler, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division who participated in the action.


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