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Marble Mountain: A Vietnam Memoir is an Adrenalin rush

 

Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – Marble Mountain: A Vietnam Memoir is a book that takes you inside the mind of a helicopter pilot in the throes of war.. When you begin the first chapter, you are captured by the understated play-by-play of the life of a young boy who grew up in Tullahoma and became a decorated pilot in one of the areas of heavy combat in Vietnam.

Bud Willis, author of Bluestocking and former resident of Clarksville, tells the story in Marble Mountain of being a pilot of a Huey (UH1-E, the workhorse helicopter of the Vietnam War; it is a forerunner of the Cobra) and being sent to pick up an injured Marine.

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Land Between the Lakes to give Free Admission with Military Pass for 2014 Season

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – For the 2014 season, Land Between The Lakes (LBL) will accept the Military Pass for free admission, Monday through Friday, to The Homeplace, Golden Pond Planetarium, and Woodlands Nature Station.

The Military Pass will admit the pass holder plus three other individuals free of charge to these facilities weekdays only. Free admission will not be granted during any special event by using the Military Pass.

One of the main buildings at LBL's The Home Place.

One of the main buildings at LBL’s The Home Place.

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Back to School Basketball Bash and Family Fun Day

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – As a follow up to the excellent article written by the Leaf Chronicle journalist Robert Smith highlighting several events at the Back to School Basketball Bash, LEAP would like to take a moment to recognize the CARE Program for its diligent efforts in orchestrating the Family Fun Day portion.

“We are very appreciative of the CARE program and Emmanuel Family Life Center for partnering with us on the event.” said Tamira Cole, LEAP Board President.

LEAP Back to School Basketball Bash

LEAP Back to School Basketball Bash

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Marble Mountain: A Vietnam Memoir Is Unforgettable

 

It isn’t often that you pick up a book that takes you inside the mind of a helicopter pilot in the throes of war. Marble Mountain: A Vietnam Memoir is that book—and so much more. When you begin the first chapter, you are captured by the understated play-by-play of the life of a young boy who grew up in Tullahoma and became a decorated pilot in one of the areas of heavy combat in Vietnam.

Bud Willis, author of Bluestocking and former resident of Clarksville, told the following story both in Marble Mountain and on his visit to the TODAY show:

The pilot of a Huey (UH1-E, the workhorse helicopter of the Vietnam War; it is a forerunner of the Cobra), Willis was sent to pick up an injured Marine. «Read the rest of this article»

 

USO tour celebrities visit Forward Operating Base Shank Soldiers

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Brian P. Glass
Task Force Patriot Public Affairs

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Logar Province, Afghanistan – Celebrities traveling throughout Afghanistan on a USO tour stopped at Forward Operating Base Shank to meet and entertain and troops for the holiday season December 21st.

Country music star Buddy Jewell from Nashville, Tennessee, was excited for this opportunity to visit with servicemembers. Jewell, who has asked for years to come out on USO tours to Afghanistan, finally got his shot this year.

“My good buddy Kenny Thomas, who has done a lot of work for the Soldiers, he and I were riding together a while back and I said I really wanted to get on one of these tours for a long time,” said Jewell. “A couple of weeks later the phone rings and he said, ‘There’s a spot available, you want to go?’ I said yes. It’s a thrill to be here.”

Country Music singer Buddy Jewell of Nashville, Tennessee, signs autographs for Soldiers of 94th Brigade Support Battalion’s Task Force Strength, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during a USO visit to Forward Operating Base Shank Dec. 21st. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Brian P. Glass, Task Force Patriot Public Affairs)

Country Music singer Buddy Jewell of Nashville, Tennessee, signs autographs for Soldiers of 94th Brigade Support Battalion’s Task Force Strength, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during a USO visit to Forward Operating Base Shank Dec. 21st. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Brian P. Glass, Task Force Patriot Public Affairs)

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RSC-E team strives to build capable and sustainable ANSF

 

Written by Army Sgt. 1st Class Andrew A. Reagan 304th Public Affairs Detachment

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The Regional Support Command-East team, comprised of 254 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, provides direct support and operational coordination for the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police in all 14 provinces in Regional Command-East. RSC-E is committed to creating capable and sustainable ANA and ANP forces in eastern Afghanistan.

“Our mission is to field, equip, train and sustain the Afghan National Security Force,” said U.S. Army Col. Ronald J. Metternich, RSC-E commander and a native of Reno, NV. “We provide training and resource support to the 201st and 203rd Afghan Army Corps, the 202nd and 505th [Afghan National] Police Commands, and the 1st and 2nd Zones of the Afghan Border Police, as well as oversight to eight regional police academies and two regional military training centers.” «Read the rest of this article»

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“Soldiers’ Angels” Donation drive Saturday at Gary Mathews Motors

 

Soldiers' Angels
On July 17th from noon until 2:00pm, Gary Mathews Motors and The Beaver 100.3 FM, will kick off the “Soldiers’ Angels” Donation Drive and the “Letters for Lyrics” promotion. By writing a letter to a soldier, and taking it to Gary Mathews Motors, you can receive a free CD of “Breaking Southern Ground” featuring Zac Brown Band, Sonia Leigh, Nic Cowan, and Levi Lowrey. «Read the rest of this article»

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Video: Before you enlist: The real deal on military enlistment

 

Before you EnlistMilitary service is one of the ways that Americans use to express their patriotism. I served in the Navy myself. That being said be wary of what recruiters tell you. They might not be honest with you. Get everything in writing before signing a contract. This film gives you some more things to think about before making the decision to enlist or not. I am not saying you shouldn’t serve in the military. I am saying make sure you are fully informed before making the choice to do so.

A video used to be embedded here but the service that it was hosted on has shut down.

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