Topic: Normandy France
Clarksville, TN – Visit Clarksville and Oak Grove Tourism Commission are partnering to host the sixth Welcome Home Celebration September 15th-19th, 2021. The five-day event includes a variety of free exhibits and activities, along with ticketed events like meals and concerts, all designed to show appreciation for the service and valor of America’s veterans.
Normandy Project LLC announces upcoming screening of The Girl Who Wore Freedom in Clarksville Tennessee
Clarksville, TN – As Americans, we probably know more about World War II than any other war in our history. We have heard about D-Day from movies and stories told by our soldiers who landed on the beaches and parachuted into pastures and towns to fight for France. They fought and died to liberate men, women, and children from enemy forces.
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell, soldiers, leaders, tenant units and distinguished civilian guests gathered for a ceremony to celebrate the U.S. Army’s 244th birthday, June 13th, 2019 on Fort Campbell.
The theme for the Army’s birthday this year was “America’s Army: Honoring the Call to Service from D-Day to Today.” The theme was very fitting for the “Screaming Eagle” division, as 85 Soldiers just returned from 10 days in Carentan, Normandy, France.
Carentan, France – 85 Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) which include many from the world-famous 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment highlighted in the book and TV show “Band of Brothers,” are in Normandy, France this week to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day.
The “Screaming Eagle” Soldiers will participate in a wide range of parades, ceremonies, and military and government events.
Clarksville, TN – In recognition of the upcoming 75th anniversary, the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center has brought out artifacts from its collection, supplemented by items from private collectors. The exhibition displayed in the museum’s Memory Lane gallery includes both American and German artifacts.
One of the largest amphibious military assaults in history was the D-day invasion.
Clarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.
Some of the events in June at the Museum are: Remembering D-Day: 75th Anniversary, Batter Up! Celebrating America’s Pastime, Here Comes the Bride, Annual Staff Art Show, Bold Strokes: The Art of Sandy Spain and Flying High.
Written by Sgt. James Griffin
Fort Campbell, KY – By late fall of 1944, Allied forces had halted the German advance and secured Paris, France, during World War II. Victory seemed to be at hand. During the relative calm of the German retreat, 101st Airborne Division Soldiers, stationed in Champagne, began to plan a Christmas day football game, known as the “Champagne Bowl.”
In mid-December, however, a German counterattack began in the Ardennes region, and 10,000 Soldiers of the 101st – having never played their game – were called upon to march north and partake in what we now know as the Battle of the Bulge.
Tennessee National Guard
Nashville, TN – Tennessee National Guard Major General Jeff Holmes has been tapped as the next Deputy Commanding General, First U.S. Army headquartered in Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. He is currently assigned as the Deputy Adjutant General, Tennessee National Guard.
The First Army is the oldest and longest established field army of the United States Army activated in France in 1918. In World War II First Army’s troops were the first to land on Omaha and Utah beaches in Normandy.
Written by Spc. Patrick Kirby
Fort Campbell, KY – Members of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment “Currahee”, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division spent the day with a young patriot, Richard M. McErlean III and his father, Richard M. McErlean Jr. on August 2nd, 2017 here.
Lt. Col. Kurt Smith, commander, 2nd Bat., 506th Inf. Regt., invited the McErleans to come and visit the Currahees and Fort Campbell.
Fort Campbell, KY – On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016, F Company, 5th Battalion (101st Pathfinder Company), 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will be deactivated.
The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10:00am. The location is subject to change in the case of inclement weather, a weather call will be made the morning of the event.
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