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Michigan National Guard Soldier receives Purple Heart at Fort Campbell for injuries sustained in Iranian Missile Attack

 

Army National GuardLansing, MI – Sgt. 1st Class Leonard P. Adams, a Michigan National Guard flight medic, was awarded the Purple Heart on May 5th, 2020 in a small ceremony at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. His family and friends watched a live feed of the event from their homes in Michigan.

Adams was injured on January 8th, 2020 while serving as the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of the MEDEVAC site at Al Asad Air Base in western Iraq.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Leonard P. Adams, a Michigan National Guard flight medic with Detachment 1, Company C, 3-238th General Support Aviation Battalion in Grand Ledge, Michigan, was awarded the Purple Heart on May 5, 2020 in a small ceremony at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Courtesy photo)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Leonard P. Adams, a Michigan National Guard flight medic with Detachment 1, Company C, 3-238th General Support Aviation Battalion in Grand Ledge, Michigan, was awarded the Purple Heart on May 5, 2020 in a small ceremony at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Courtesy photo)

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Mayor Joe Pitts designates City of Clarksville a “Purple Heart City”

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – On Thursday, June 13th, 2019, the City of Clarksville was designated as a “Purple Heart City” by a proclamation issued by Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and encourages gratitude for local service members and veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts congratulates Mark Stuart for his work to have Clarksville designated as a Purple Heart City.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts congratulates Mark Stuart for his work to have Clarksville designated as a Purple Heart City.

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City of Clarksville to have reserved parking for Purple Heart recipients, Gold Star families

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville announces that reserved parking for Purple Heart recipients and Gold Star families are coming soon!

Look for these placards in parking lots around Clarksville Parks and Recreation parks, Clarksville City Hall, Clarksville Gas and Water and CDE Lightband in the coming weeks.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan holds up one of the new reserved parking for Purple Heart recipients and Gold Star families signs.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan holds up one of the new reserved parking for Purple Heart recipients and Gold Star families signs.

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Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Eugene Keel had lasting impact on Clarksville

 

Clarksville mourns passing of man who led Fire Department from 1985-99

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Fire Chief Gordon Eugene Keel, who served the citizens of Clarksville for 47 years as a firefighter and Fire Department leader, died Tuesday, October 24th, 2017, at his home in Port Royal, TN. He was 87.

Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Mike Roberts, who was hired, trained and promoted into department leadership by Chief Keel, spoke with fondness and respect for his mentor on Wednesday.

Gordon Eugene Keel

Gordon Eugene Keel

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appoints Eight to serve on Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees

 

APSU to Have Increased Autonomy with Local Governing Board

Tennessee Higher Education CommissionClarksville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed eight individuals to the newly created institutional governing board at Austin Peay State University.

The purpose of the appointments is to give the University increased autonomy to support student success as the state continues its Drive to 55 Initiative. Austin Peay State University’s governing board is one of six to be appointed by the governor, a result of the governor’s FOCUS Act passed by the Tennessee General Assembly earlier this year.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Austin Peay awards Decorated Soldier Jose Ramoslopez the APSU ROTC CSM Darol Walker Award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The recipient of the 2016 Command Sgt. Maj. Darol Walker Award at Austin Peay State University is ROTC Cadet Jose Ramoslopez, a decorated career soldier.

Ramoslopez, born in Puerto Rico, will graduate May 6th from APSU with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree and a minor in military science.

The recipient of the 2016 Command Sgt. Maj. Darol Walker Award at Austin Peay State University is ROTC Cadet Jose Ramoslopez, a decorated career soldier. Ramoslopez (left) stands with Walker (center) and Jack Turner (right). (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

The recipient of the 2016 Command Sgt. Maj. Darol Walker Award at Austin Peay State University is ROTC Cadet Jose Ramoslopez, a decorated career soldier. Ramoslopez (left) stands with Walker (center) and Jack Turner (right). (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

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Clarksville resident honored onstage at Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam in Nashville

 

Charlie Daniels' Volunteer Jam 2015Nashville, TN – On Wednesday night the sold-out crowd at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN was brought to a standing ovation when four war heroes were invited onstage and presented with Henry Military Service Tribute Rifles during the Charlie Daniels’ 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam.

Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms, gifted the rifles to thank the veterans for their heroic contributions to our country.

(L to R) Charlie Daniels, Ryan Weaver, Scott Schroeder, Jack Ten Napel, Sam Schoenheit, Anthony Imperato; President of Henry Repeating Arm.

(L to R) Charlie Daniels, Ryan Weaver, Scott Schroeder, Jack Ten Napel, Sam Schoenheit, Anthony Imperato; President of Henry Repeating Arm.

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Mayor Kim McMillan to proclaim Clarksville as “Purple Heart City”

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan will proclaim Clarksville as a “Purple Heart City” in a very special ceremony.

Rebuilding Together Nashville will be on location in Clarksville at the home of Todd and Cathrine Shaw, both of whom are Purple Heart Recipients. Mr. Shaw is the Commander of the Order of the Purple Heart in Clarksville. «Read the rest of this article»

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Former Fort Campbell Soldier, Vietnam hero to receive Congressional Medal of Honor

 

By Elizabeth M. Collins, Soldiers Live

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, DC – The year was 1968. It was a year of war, of protests, of death.

It was the year Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were both assassinated. It was also the year the Vietnam War exploded into new levels of violence. And as troops poured into ‘Nam and more and more young men died — 1968 was the deadliest year of the Vietnam War — Americans watched it all from their living rooms with anger and disgust. The protest movement gained traction. Protesters spit on returning Soldiers, called them rapists and baby killers. In fact, the U.S. agreed to begin peace talks in Paris that year, due in part to the dwindling support at home.

It was also the year Santiago Erevia became a Soldier.

Former Spc. 4 Santiago Erevia reflects on his service medals and awards, which include a South Vietnamese medal, an Army Commendation Medal, a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star and the nation’s second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross. While Erevia was deployed to Vietnam in May 1969 as a radio-telephone operator with the 101st Airborne Division, he had been assigned to care for the wounded during a search-and-clear mission while the rest of his platoon penetrated an enemy defensive perimeter. After North Vietnamese soldiers attacked his position, Erevia rushed forward into heavy fire, single-handedly destroying four enemy bunkers with grenades and M-16 fire. After reviewing Erevia’s actions, President Barack Obama will award Erevia the Medal of Honor in a February 2014 ceremony. (Elizabeth M. Collins/DOD)

Former Spc. 4 Santiago Erevia (Elizabeth M. Collins/DOD)

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Fort Campbell Currahee soldier receives ARCOM with Valor, Purple Heart

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division4th Brigade Combat Team - Currahee

Fort Campbell, KY  – Spc. Brian D. Messersmith, a soldier with Able Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received two Army Commendation Medals, one with a Valor device, as well as a Purple Heart, during a ceremony February 7th, 2014.

Spc. Brian D. Messersmith, a soldier with Able Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received two Army Commendation Medals, one with a Valor device, as well as a Purple Heart, during a ceremony Feb. 7, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Spc. Brian D. Messersmith, a soldier with Able Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received two Army Commendation Medals, one with a Valor device, as well as a Purple Heart, during a ceremony Feb. 7, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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