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Gary Sinise Foundation gives U.S. Army CW5 Gary Linfoot Specially Adapted Smart Home

 

Gary Sinise FoundationAdams, TN – Members of the Gary Sinise Foundation were in town this week to present a specially adapted smart home to United States Army CW5 Gary Linfoot (Ret.), a pilot in the Army’s elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR(A)).

Linfoot was injured on May 31st, 2008 while conducting operations in Iraq, when his helicopter suffered catastrophic mechanical failure. Linfoot was severely injured in the crash-landing, Medics evacuated him to Germany for spine stabilization surgery. His treatment then took him to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the Tampa VA Hospital, and finally the Shepherd Center in Georgia.

The Gary Sinise Foundation presented a specially adapted smart home to US Army CW5 Gary Linfoot (Ret.) and his wife Mari, in a ceremony Friday, May 10th, 2019.

The Gary Sinise Foundation presented a specially adapted smart home to US Army CW5 Gary Linfoot (Ret.) and his wife Mari, in a ceremony Friday, May 10th, 2019.

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Fort Campbell releases names of the Two 101st Airborne Division Soldiers killed in AH-64E Apache Helicopter Training Accident

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – At approximately 9:50pm Friday, April 6th, 2018 two Soldiers of the 101st Combat Aviation “Destiny” Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) were killed in an AH-64E Apache helicopter crash in the local training area on Fort Campbell.

The two soldiers are Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ryan Connolly and Warrant Officer James Casadona.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ryan Connolly, 37, was an instructor pilot in the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. He joined the Army in 2001 and arrived at Fort Campbell in 2016.

(L) Warrant Officer James Casadona and (R) Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ryan Connolly were killed in an Apache Helicopter Training Accident at Fort Campbell, Friday.

(L) Warrant Officer James Casadona and (R) Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ryan Connolly were killed in an Apache Helicopter Training Accident at Fort Campbell, Friday.

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Six 101st Airborne Division Soldiers receive Soldier’s Medal for response to Helicopter Crash

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Six Soldiers belonging to C Troop, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) received the Soldier’s Medal during a ceremony held, November 28th, 2017 at McAuliffe Hall, the division headquarters.

Staff Sgt. Beau Corder, Staff Sgt. Richard Weaver, Staff Sgt. Engel Becker, Sgt. Damon Seals, Spc. Christopher White and Pfc. Ryan Brisson were recognized by Gen. Mark A. Milley, Army chief of staff, for their heroic actions following a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crash, January 31st, on Fort Campbell.

“I’m very humbled to be a part of this,” said Milley. “I’ve been in the Army for 40 years and I’ve only seen a few Soldier’s Medals. It’s a very rare thing. What you (Soldiers) did took tremendous courage; you knew it was very likely you would be hurt yourself, but you did it anyway. You make anyone who has been associated with the 101st enormously proud.”

Six Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received the Soldier’s Medal, Nov. 28, during a ceremony held at the 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) headquarters. The Soldiers earned the highest peacetime award for valor for their life-saving actions following a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crash, Jan. 31. (Spc. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Six Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received the Soldier’s Medal, Nov. 28, during a ceremony held at the 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) headquarters. The Soldiers earned the highest peacetime award for valor for their life-saving actions following a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crash, Jan. 31. (Spc. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers injured in downed helicopter

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – At approximately 10:30pm Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 a helicopter made a hard landing during a routine training exercise on Fort Campbell.

All five Soldiers aboard the aircraft suffered injuries and were transported to medical treatment facilities.

The nature of their injuries is not releasable at this time. The incident is under investigation.

No further information will be released at this time.

Fort Campbell reports that during a routine training excercise, five soldiers were injured during a hard helicopter landing. (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell reports that during a routine training excercise, five soldiers were injured during a hard helicopter landing. (Sam Shore)

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Fort Campbell identifies Two 101st Airborne Division pilots killed in helicopter crash

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pilots who were killed December 2nd as a result of a helicopter crash near Fort Campbell have been identified.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alex Caraballoleon, 35, a native of Patillas, Puerto Rico, enlisted in the Army in 2003 as an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter mechanic. During his six years as an enlisted Soldier, Caraballoleon served in numerous assignments, achieving the rank of sergeant, before being selected to attend the Warrant Officer Candidate School in 2009.

Following commissioning as a warrant officer and completion of the Rotary Wing Aviators Course, he served as an Apache attack helicopter pilot with Company B, 1st Battalion, and 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell.

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Two 101st Airborne Division pilots killed in AH-64D Apache helicopter crash near Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed near Fort Campbell, KY, at approximately 7:00pm, Wednesday, December 2nd.

The crew members were flying a two-seat AH-64D Apache during a routine training mission when the aircraft went down approximately 12 miles south of Fort Campbell.

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101st Airborne Division AH-64D Apache helicopter crashes near Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) helicopter crashed near Fort Campbell, KY, at approximately 7:00pm, Wednesday, December 2nd.

The crew members were flying an AH-64D Apache during a routine training mission when the aircraft went down approximately 12 miles south of Fort Campbell.

The area has been secured by Montgomery County (Tennessee) Law Enforcement and the incident is currently under investigation.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

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Vietnam Veteran buried after 45 years missing

 

Written by Sgt. Tracy Weeden
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of Destiny

Palmer, TN – An unexpected and emotional reunion occurred Monday in Grundy County, Tennessee, when 17 soldiers of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) escorted the remains of a Vietnam veteran back to his home town and family, after being missing in action for 45 years.

The veteran was Spc. Marvin Foster Philips of Palmer, Tennessee. He joined the Army at the age of eighteen and was assigned to the 114th Assault Helicopter Company, 101st Airborne Division, were he was a UH-1B Huey helicopter crew chief.

On September 26th, 1966, he departed on a combat assault mission in the Delta region of South Vietnam over Vinh Binh province and was never seen again.

Veterans and service members grieve and salute Spc. Marvin Foster Phillips after it arrives in Tennessee for proper burial. Soldiers of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade provided Phillips full military honors, to include receiving, guarding and burial details upon his return home, September 24th, 2011. Phillips was buried September 26th, 2011 in Grundy County, TN, exactly 45 years after a fatal helicopter crash in southern Vietnam. (Courtesy Photo)

Veterans and service members grieve and salute Spc. Marvin Foster Phillips after it arrives in Tennessee for proper burial. Soldiers of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade provided Phillips full military honors, to include receiving, guarding and burial details upon his return home, September 24th, 2011. Phillips was buried September 26th, 2011 in Grundy County, TN, exactly 45 years after a fatal helicopter crash in southern Vietnam. (Courtesy Photo)

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Findings Released in Guard Helicopter Crash

 

Tennessee Military Department

Nashville, TN – Tennessee National Guard officials announced today that investigators from the Army Safety Center and Army Aviation Center have concluded their investigation into the crash of an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter July 9th in Campbell County.

1st Lt. Thomas Joseph Williams, Jr. and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Daniel Cole were killed in the accident. «Read the rest of this article»

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Two Tennessee Army National Guard Pilots Killed in Helicopter Crash

 

Tennessee Military DepartmentNashville, TN – Major General Max Haston sadly announced today that 1st Lt. Thomas Joseph Williams, Jr. and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Daniel Cole both of Knoxville were killed Saturday when their OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter crashed in Campbell County. The cause of the crash is under investigation at this time.

“The entire Tennessee National Guard is deeply saddened at the loss of Lt. Williams and Chief Warrant Officer Cole,” said Haston. «Read the rest of this article»

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