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Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library to have Army Historian John J. O’Brien speak about History of Fort Campbell May 4th


Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – LTC John J. O’Brien, USA (Ret.) will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library’s annual meeting on Monday, May 4th at noon.

O’Brien is currently Fort Campbell Post Historian and has recently written a book entitled A History of Fort Campbell, which will be the topic of his discussion.

A History of Fort Campbell by John J. OBrien.

A History of Fort Campbell by John J. OBrien.

According to in reference to O’Brien’s book: the mission at Fort Campbell has changed over the past seventy-five years, and the city has grown and adapted to meet new challenges.

It was conceived before Pearl Harbor as the Tennessee-Kentucky Armor Camp and has progressed in recent years to meet changing national security needs and the transformation of the U.S. Army. The fort is home to the army’s most elite air assault and airborne units.

It is also the largest employer in Tennessee and Kentucky and puts $2.6 billion into the local economy each year. Author and post historian John O’Brien details the historic ride that took Fort Campbell from a “Giant Bachelor City” to a “World-Class Army Home.”

There will be brief Friends of the Library business preceding the author’s talk.

This event is free and open to the public.




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