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NASA celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationHouston, TX – NASA lands “Men Land On The Moon”.

Words such as these were emblazoned in dozens of languages on the front page of newspapers around the world, echoing the first part of President John F. Kennedy’s bold challenge to the nation, made more than eight years earlier – to land a man on the Moon.

That part was successfully accomplished on July 20th, 1969. The second part of the challenge, the safe return to Earth, would have to wait four more days.

Eagle shortly after undocking. (NASA)

Eagle shortly after undocking. (NASA)

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Fort Campbell’s Freedom Fighter gym dedicated, renamed in honor of Vietnam Veteran Leslie Sabo Jr

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The actions of one man in Se San, Cambodia, would remain unknown to everyone but the men he saved that day in 1970, until a fellow Vietnam veteran and 101st Association columnist would stumble across a citation 25 years later in 1999.

That citation, outlining the life saving actions performed by Sgt. Leslie H. Sabo Jr. on May 10th, 1970, would eventually lead to Sabo being posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor April 16th, 2012, by President Barrack Obama.

Three years after being posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, Sabo is honored here on Fort Campbell for his courageous actions.

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, assists George H. Sabo, brother of Sgt. Leslie H. Sabo Jr., unveil the plaque that will hang in the new Sabo Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell during the dedication ceremony Sept. 9, 2015. Sabo served with 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st, during the Vietnam War. While he was killed in action in May 1970, his actions and memory are honored through his receiving the Medal of Honor in 2012 and this building dedication. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, assists George H. Sabo, brother of Sgt. Leslie H. Sabo Jr., unveil the plaque that will hang in the new Sabo Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell during the dedication ceremony Sept. 9, 2015. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Clarksville City Council Session Recap of March 7th, 2012 – Part II

 

Clarksville City Council - Ward 10Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville City Council met in its usual first Thursday of the month session on March 7th. It was a long meeting lasting until 11:00pm. Here is Part II on the results of some important decisions.

Ordinance 67 (Ethics): You know the history, the delays and now the moment of truth. This ordinance would create an Ethics Commission that would review ethics complaints. Basically Mayor Kim McMillan wants a 5-member commission she would appoint with council approval. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU History Honor Society celebrates 50th anniversary

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In May of 1961, a group of young Austin Peay State University students, believing that they were living at the end of history, chartered a new campus honor society focused on studying the past.

“We thought we had missed all the great things,” Riley Darnell (’62), former Tennessee secretary of state and founding member of the club, said. “There would be no more wars.”

Associate professor of history Dr. Minoa Uffelman, APSU President Tim Hall, state Sen. Tim Barnes, former Tennessee secretary of state Riley Darnell, state Rep. Joe Pitts and PAT president Deanna Carter gather at the chapter’s 50th anniversary celebration. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Public Relations and Marketing).

Associate professor of history Dr. Minoa Uffelman, APSU President Tim Hall, state Sen. Tim Barnes, former Tennessee secretary of state Riley Darnell, state Rep. Joe Pitts and PAT president Deanna Carter gather at the chapter’s 50th anniversary celebration. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Public Relations and Marketing).

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Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Creecy retires after 42 years in Military

 

Tennessee Military DepartmentNashville, TN – It seems like a long time ago since 18-year-old Dennis Creecy raised his right hand to join the military as a lowly private. But then again maybe it wasn’t all that long ago.

Richard Nixon was the new president, True Grit was a smash hit in theaters, the first ATM machine had just been installed, a new Toyota Corolla cost $1,900, and military pay for a new enlistee was $115.00 per month.

The year was 1969 and young Creecy had just graduated from Wayne County High School.

Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Creecy and wife, Janice, following retirement ceremonies at National Guard Headquarters in Nashville after his almost 42 years in the military. He wears the Tennessee National Guard Distinguished Service Medal he was awarded at the ceremony.

Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Creecy and wife, Janice, following retirement ceremonies at National Guard Headquarters in Nashville after his almost 42 years in the military. He wears the Tennessee National Guard Distinguished Service Medal he was awarded at the ceremony.

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