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How Corporal Billy Granville Hinson Served and Sacrificed for Our Nation

 

Essay Written by Grace Hinson of Clarksville Academy
As part of the Clarksville Kiwanis Club’s Memories of Service and Sacrifice Project “Interview a Veteran” Contest

“On behalf of a grateful nation, this flag is presented to you as a token of appreciation for your loved one’s honorable and faithful service,” these were the words spoken to my family by the Honor Guard at my grandfather’s funeral in October 2010. On behalf of a grateful granddaughter in October of 2011, I am showing my appreciation for my grandfather’s honorable and faithful service for my freedom by writing this for him. He served in the seventh infantry, thirty-second regiment, and the first battalion Charlie Company, which was a combat unit during the Korean War.

Grace Hinson reads a part of her essay at the “Interview A Veteran” Essay Contest Winners program Tuesday, November 8th 2011.

Grace Hinson reads a part of her essay at the “Interview A Veteran” Essay Contest Winners program Tuesday, November 8th 2011.

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The Kiwanis Club “Interview A Veteran” Essay Contest Winners

 

Kiwanis ClubClarksville, TN – The Kiwanis Club of Clarksville their “Interview A Veteran” Essay Contest Winners program Tuesday, November 8th 2011. The Essay contest was open to all Clarksville Montgomery School System and Fort Campbell students ages 6-12.

Each school winner was awarded a plaque and a $100.00 gift card by the Kiwanis Club of Clarksville. The Middle School and High School Division winners received a U.S. flag formerly flown over the U.S. Capitol, a special patriotic award, and an additional $100.00 gift card.

"Interview A Veteran" Essay Contest. (L to R) Ron Smithfield; Autumn Brown, High School Division winner and Most Inspiring; Skyler Johnson, Most Heroic; Grace Hinson, Middle School Division winner; and Debbie McGaha Bratton, Essay Director.

"Interview A Veteran" Essay Contest. (L to R) Ron Smithfield; Autumn Brown, High School Division winner and Most Inspiring; Skyler Johnson, Most Heroic; Grace Hinson, Middle School Division winner; and Debbie McGaha Bratton, Essay Director.

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