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Austin Peay State University looks back at how Sidney Brown’s life intersects with history this February

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a mild November evening, Sidney Brown, 87, stood along the sidelines at Austin Peay State University’s Fortera Stadium. He wore a blue blazer, which sagged from all the medals pinned above the left pocket, and a ball cap for the 555th Parachute Infantry, the U.S. Army’s famed all-black airborne unit.

Austin Peay State University alumnus and Command Sgt. Maj. Retired Sidney Brown is honored with an endowed military and ROTC scholarship on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016. (Beth Lowary, APSU)

Austin Peay State University alumnus and Command Sgt. Maj. Retired Sidney Brown is honored with an endowed military and ROTC scholarship on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016. (Beth Lowary, APSU)

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Austin Peay State University accepting applications for 2019-20 Military Alumni Chapter scholarships

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) is accepting student applications for two Military Alumni Chapter scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year.

The APSU Military Alumni Chapter was founded in October 2012 for the purpose of supporting and recognizing military-related APSU alumni.

APSU Military graduates earn a specially designed coin and cords from Austin Peay in addition to their degrees. Pictured are the December 2018 honorees.

APSU Military graduates earn a specially designed coin and cords from Austin Peay in addition to their degrees. Pictured are the December 2018 honorees.

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APSU Football hosts Murray State, holds Military Appreciation Day

 

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APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s final home football contest against Murray State in the Heritage Bank Battle of the Border will also serve as Military Appreciation Day and Senior Day. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00pm, Saturday, at Fortera Stadium.

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Austin Peay State University to hold Military Appreciation Football Game November 17th

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – November isn’t a typical month at Austin Peay State University (APSU). As the state’s leader in higher education for military-affiliated students, the institution traditionally recognizes the entire month, with its connection to Veterans Day, as an extended salute to all veterans and active-duty military personnel.

In previous years, the Austin Peay State University football team has worn special uniforms to honor the military.

In previous years, the Austin Peay State University football team has worn special uniforms to honor the military.

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Sidney Brown motivates youth and receives contribution for scholarship endowment from LEAP

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015, CSM(R) Sidney Brown was presented a $500.00 check by City Councilman Richard Garrett on behalf of the LEAP Organization to support the APSU CSM(R) Sidney Brown Scholarship Endowment which benefits active duty military, veteran students, their spouses and children, and APSU ROTC cadets.

After receiving the donation, CSM(R) Brown delivered a message to youth enrolled in the LEAP youth development program encouraging them to pursue higher learning opportunities at collegiate institutions to aid them in reaching their goals.

City Councilman Richard Garrett presents Sidney Brown with a check for $500.00.

City Councilman Richard Garrett presents Sidney Brown with a check for $500.00.

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Austin Peay State University Military Alumni Chapter endowing scholarship honoring local veteran

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Military Alumni Chapter hosted its second annual scholarship endowment dinner on November 6th as part of the University’s Homecoming Week celebration.

During the event, the chapter honored retired Command Sgt. Maj. Sidney Brown, a Vietnam War veteran and active member of the Clarksville-Montgomery County community.

APSU President Alisa White, APSU Military Alumni Chapter President Joe Shakeenab, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Sidney Brown and his wife, Jimilla Brown. (Beth Liggett/APSU).

APSU President Alisa White, APSU Military Alumni Chapter President Joe Shakeenab, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Sidney Brown and his wife, Jimilla Brown. (Beth Liggett/APSU).

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APSU, Clarksville Chamber and Montgomery County Hosting Veterans and Homecoming Celebrations this November

 

Clarksville, TN – This November, Austin Peay State University will partner with Montgomery County and the Clarksville-Area Chamber of Commerce to honor the veterans and military-affiliated individuals who live, study and work in this community.

The University is tailoring its 2014 Homecoming Celebration that month to include the military theme “Gov Strong,” creating a week long community and university celebration for local veterans. Both entities will host several events during the first week of November, culminating in a joint Homecoming/Veterans Day Parade through downtown Clarksville and campus at 10:00am on November 8th.

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Veterans gather to show support for Mark Green

 

Election 2012Distinguished military veterans gathered in downtown Clarksville this morning to show their support for Republican State Senate candidate Mark Green, who is running against incumbent Democratic State Senator Tim Barnes in the November election.

Lieutenant General Hubert “Hugh” G. Smith (U.S Army, Ret.) opened the event, held at F&M Bank by saying, “Our next State Senator will need to be a strong advocate for veterans, and no one has been more supportive or better understands the needs of veterans and their families than someone who has served in the foxhole with them.  For this reason, I am proud to be one of Mark’s Co-Chairs of his veterans committee.  We are proud not only to support Mark, but we intend to do all we can to help others learn why Mark Green will be such an outstanding State Senator for Tennessee.”

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Honors Citizen Soldiers on Memorial Day

 

This is part 2 of our 3 part Memorial Day Coverage. The final part will be posted tomorrow evening.

Memorial DayClarksville, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County holds an annual Memorial Day Ceremony each year recognizing the price that soldiers and their families pay for their defense of our country. It also honors those soldiers who gave their lives on the field of battle for our nation. It lets the community mourn together with the families and friends who are left behind.

The Ceremony is put on by the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization and was held at Veterans Memorial Park (1300 Madison Street) on a beautiful spring day.

Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers, Col. William K. Gayler, and Clarksville Tennessee Mayor Kim McMillan pause for a moment of silence after placing a wreath in front of the War Memorial

Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers, Col. William K. Gayler, and Clarksville Tennessee Mayor Kim McMillan pause for a moment of silence after placing a wreath in front of the War Memorial

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