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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan’s 2018 Memorial Day Message

 

City of Clarksville Honors, Remembers Those Who Passed

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – On Memorial Day, we commemorate each and every man and woman who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. For me, Memorial Day is a day of honoring and remembering.

More than a million U.S. heroes had their lives cut short while fighting in wars since the American Revolution. Regardless of the place or the war fought, the purity of their sacrifice is without question. Young men and women lost their lives in order to make the freedom of others possible.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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APSU’s Dr. Minoa Uffelman contributes chapter to book on rural history of America

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The vast majority of the country is comprised of large, often underdeveloped, swatches of the Great Plains, Midwest and Appalachia, While the concrete towers dotting the skylines of New York City, Los Angeles and other major metropolitan areas are more frequently associated with the United States.

Rural areas, defined as areas home to 2,500 people or less, make up 72 percent of the United States’ land mass. Despite that overwhelming mass of land, according to the 2010 Census, rural areas contain just 19.3 percent of the country’s total population.

APSU's Dr. Minoa Uffelman

APSU’s Dr. Minoa Uffelman

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Malaria, not Ebola, biggest threat to U.S. Troops in Liberia

 

Written by Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – During the American Revolution, George Washington used part of the Continental Army’s scarce budget to purchase quinine for the treatment of malaria in his troops.

According to Professor Dale Smith, a military medical historian at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the U.S. military counted more than a half-million cases of malaria during World War II.

“This will be a long war, if for every division I have facing the enemy, I must count on a second division in the hospital with malaria, and a third division convalescing from this debilitating disease,” said Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commander of Allied Forces in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

The antimalarial medication Malarone was issued to service members deployed to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance. In addition to antimalarial medication, troops deployed in support of OUA received special equipment and clothing to prevent mosquito bites and infection. Portions of this image were masked for privacy reasons. (Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

The antimalarial medication Malarone was issued to service members deployed to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance. In addition to antimalarial medication, troops deployed in support of OUA received special equipment and clothing to prevent mosquito bites and infection. Portions of this image were masked for privacy reasons. (Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Governor Bill Haslam memorializes six Tennesseans including Clarksville solider who made the ultimate sacrifice

 

Four Special Forces Service Members Among Those Remembered for Memorial Day

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston of the Tennessee Military Department to pay tribute to six Tennesseans who gave the ultimate sacrifice, including a service members previously missing in action for several decades. Haslam presented surviving family members with the Honor and Remember Flag and an Iris which is the official state flower.

Staff Sergeant Lawrence Woods of Clarksville was among eight service members killed in a plane crash on October 24th, 1964 and was the first Tennessean to be declared missing in action (MIA) leading up to the Vietnam War.  Woods was serving with the 5th Special Forces Group based out of Fort Campbell.  The United States Army Staff Sergeant was aboard a C-123 Provider aircraft that crashed when it was struck by enemy fire while resupplying the U.S. Special Forces camp at Bu Prang, Vietnam.  Lisa Szymanski, Steven Woods and Deborah Secriskey received the presentation on behalf of their father.

Top row: Warrant Officer Judson Mount, SSG Stephen New, SSG Lawrence Woods  Bottom row: SSG Daniel Lee, Maj. Howard Andre Jr., Warrant Officer Sean Mullen

Top row: Warrant Officer Judson Mount, SSG Stephen New, SSG Lawrence Woods. Bottom row: SSG Daniel Lee, Maj. Howard Andre Jr., Warrant Officer Sean Mullen.

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A Message from Maj. Gen. James McConville, Commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFellow Screaming Eagles and Friends of the 101st:

Through the fall of the Taliban and the Bonn Conference in December 2001; endorsement of the Afghan Constitution in 2004; and two periods of national level elections between 2004 and 2009 the Government, Security Forces, and the people of Afghanistan developed, and continue to develop, as a democratic nation, absent the oppression of the Taliban Regime.

Reflecting on this evolution during our American Independence Day, I cannot help but wonder if there any similarities between the experience of the people of Afghanistan and us.

Happy Independence Day
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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Memorializes Three Tennesseans Killed in Action

 

Governor Proclaims May 24th, 2013 as the First Gold Star Family Day in Tennessee

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston of the Tennessee Military Department to pay tribute to three Tennesseans killed in action, including a soldier previously missing in action for 62 years.

Sergeant Jacob M. Schwallie of Clarksville, was fatally injured by a roadside bomb on May 7th, 2012 in the Ghazi Province, Afghanistan. Schwallie graduated from Rossview High School in 2007 and enlisted in the United States Army in 2008.

(L to R) Sergeant Jacob M. Schwallie, Private First Class Glenn Shely Schoenmann and Staff Sergeant Christopher Michael Ward.

(L to R) Sergeant Jacob M. Schwallie, Private First Class Glenn Shely Schoenmann and Staff Sergeant Christopher Michael Ward.

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Austin Peay State University History Department helps remember War of 1812 at local conference

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In terms of notoriety, the War of 1812 isn’t nearly as popular with the general public as, say, the American Revolution or the Civil War.

But the conflict did have a pivotal impact on the United States, giving us the national anthem, Gen. Andrew Jackson and even Tennessee’s nickname as the “Volunteer State.”

Dr. Kristofer Ray, APSU assistant professor of history, Deanna Carter, APSU graduate student, and Dr. Donald Hickey, Wayne State College professor of history, meet at the Tennessee, the Atlantic World and the War of 1812 symposium in Nashville.

Dr. Kristofer Ray, APSU assistant professor of history, Deanna Carter, APSU graduate student, and Dr. Donald Hickey, Wayne State College professor of history, meet at the Tennessee, the Atlantic World and the War of 1812 symposium in Nashville.

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Austin Peay State University professors developing massive, two-volume military and diplomatic history textbook

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In the study of history, certain events stand out. If you’re examining the Civil War, for example, the Battle of Gettysburg will likely appear most often in textbooks and lectures. If it’s World War II that interests you, D-Day is a popular topic of choice.

But these events, while important, are just a sampling of history. What about the contributions Native American soldiers made during World War I, or the role of African-Americans during the American Revolution? For two Austin Peay State University professors, it’s sometimes frustrating locating textbooks that include the lesser known but equally important historical events.

APSU associate professor of history Dr. Christos Frentzos and APSU assistant professor of history Dr. Antonio Thompson discuss the new, two-volume history textbook they are developing. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

APSU associate professor of history Dr. Christos Frentzos and APSU assistant professor of history Dr. Antonio Thompson discuss the new, two-volume history textbook they are developing. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

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Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution Genealogy workshop

 

Public Library Wednesday, November 16th at 1:00pm

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – Have you ever wondered what it would be like to follow your family paths back to the American Revolution? By starting with your own immediate family and tracing your history back in time through historical documents, you can accomplish this goal.

Join us at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library Genealogy Room (Upstairs) Wednesday, November 16th at 1:00 pm to begin your journey into the past Men and women interested in joining the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) or Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will find this workshop to be a helpful beginning to finding their ancestral Patriot. «Read the rest of this article»

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