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78 Soldiers Returned Thursday Night


Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Late Thursday night, 78 Soldiers with the 1st Brigade Combat Team and 101st Headquarters and Headquarters Battery returned to Fort Campbell at 11:52pm after a year long deployment to Afghanistan.

21 Freshmen members of the Western Kentucky State ROTC were here to help welcome home the soldiers. They are currently doing a four day FTX training exercise at Fort Campbell. 

SPC Jesse Melton and family

SPC Jesse Melton and family

It was a special home coming for SPC Jesse Melton.  There were a total of Five generations on his side of the family and also for his wifes family waiting on his arrival. SPC Melton had his Grandmother Betty Keen, his mother Teri Wright, his wife Teri Melton, his son Jesse Melton Jr and grandson Aiden Melton.  Dory Ruselle and Dee Dee Krohn were also there on his wifes side of the family

FPC Kyle Boucher with his mother Karen Mitchell and girl friend Katie Maloney

FPC Kyle Boucher with his mother Karen Mitchell and girl friend Katie Maloney

Also Karen Mitchell was waiting on her son PFC Kyle Boucher along with his girlfriend Katie Maloney. They drove in from Massachusetts for his arrival. They will be heading back home to wait for PFC Boucher to arrive for block leave where they are planning a huge party with a DJ for his home coming.

Once the plane was on the ground, cheers broke out as family members waited for the first glimps of their soldier. Once inside, Brigadier General Jeffrey N. Colt welcomed everyone home in a short speech to the soldiers. Afterwards everyone was allowed 15 minutes of family time before heading back to their unit to turn in their gear.

The next scheduled flight is set to arrive at Campbell Army Airfield today  April 8th, 2011 at 5:50pm.  If you wish to attend a Welcome Home Ceremony, check the flight schedules online, as times are subject to change at any time. When arriving to Fort Campbell, enter via Gate 7; if you don’t have installation stickers on your vehicle, you will be required to get a visitor pass. From there just follow the signs to the ceremony parking. Waiting buses transport the Family members safely to the hanger.

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About Roland Woodworth

    Roland Woodworth

    My name is Roland Woodworth, a professional REALTOR® with the experience & knowledge to assist you with all your real estate needs. My main area of focus is Clarksville TN , Oak Grove KY and the surrounding areas. I have over 12 years experience in the Real Estate industry and I’m a full time Realtor licensed in both Tennessee and Kentucky. I’m also a NAR Certified Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource.

    I moved to Clarksville while stationed in the US Army at Ft Campbell, KY in 1992. I have been in sales in the area since 1996. I received my Real Estate license in 1999.   I have been involved in many community organizations including the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce where I was a Chamber Ambassador for 5 years. I was the Fair Chairman for the 2002 North Tennessee State Fair in Clarksville, TN, and also president of Fair Inc which is the governing board consisting of members of the Clarksville Jaycees, City of Clarksville and Montgomery County. I’m  also a member of the Clarksville Jaycees Volunteer Col. Corp. a past member of the Clarksville Jaycees and the Downtown Kiwanis Club. I participated in the 2005 and 2009 Clarksville Extreme Makeover Home Edition builds here in Clarksville – Montgomery County.


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