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A Soldier at Fort Campbell has tested Positive for Coronavirus

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A Soldier stationed at Fort Campbell has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19), marking the first confirmed case for the virus of a service member at the installation.

The individual, who is assigned to a tenant unit at the installation, is currently isolated at their off-post residence. The individual has shown symptoms but has not required hospitalization.

Upon notification of the result, Fort Campbell officials and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) health professionals ensured the individual was medically cared for and immediately began conducting contact tracing to determine whether any others may have been exposed.

Coronavirus

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Dodging the Roadkill: Brotherhood

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – When I started this journey, I had ONE selfish reason to buy a motorcycle.  I was battling depression and I needed something that I could focus on.  Something new.  Some adventure.  

After I retired from a forty year broadcasting career, I was bored.  I wasn’t prepared for life after retirement.  I didn’t have a hobby, my wife was still working, my kids were grown, and I’m not very good with too much time on my hands. 

The motorcycle changed all of that, but the biker community that I discovered, was the greatest thing about the journey I started.  

Brotherhood

Brotherhood

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101st Airborne Division identifies Soldier swept away in creek Friday

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier whose body was recovered in a Fort Campbell creek Tuesday has been identified.

The Soldier is identified as Spc. Dhaifal Ali, 34, from Arlington, Texas, was assigned to the 372nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade.

The search for Dhaifal, who was swept away by strong currents Friday, lasted five days before being located by recovery personnel yesterday. He was found approximately 500 meters from the area he was initially swept away at the low water crossing over Little West Fork Creek on Fort Campbell.

Fort Campbell, KY. Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) "Screaming Eagles". (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell, KY. Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) “Screaming Eagles”. (Sam Shore)

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Fort Campbell reports Body of 101st Airborne Division Soldier swept away in creek found

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A search and recovery operation has concluded as the body of a 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier who was swept away by strong currents Friday on Fort Campbell has been found.

The Soldier was found approximately 500 meters from the low water crossing over Little West Fork Creek on Fort Campbell.

Fort Campbell and Montgomery County (Tennessee) Emergency Services were immediately called to assist in the search for the Soldier Friday evening after receiving notification the Soldier had been swept away by creek’s strong currents.

Fort Campbell, KY. Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) "Screaming Eagles". (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell, KY. Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) “Screaming Eagles”. (Sam Shore)

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Search and recovery operation ongoing for 101st Airborne Division Soldier

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A search and recovery operation is ongoing for a 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier who was swept away by strong currents Friday evening at the low water crossing over Little West Fork Creek on Fort Campbell.

The Soldier was at the water crossing with two other Soldiers from his unit before being swept away.

Multiple civilian and military agencies are currently working to locate the Soldier and the incident is currently under investigation.

Fort Campbell, KY. Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) "Screaming Eagles". (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell, KY. Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) “Screaming Eagles”. (Sam Shore)

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Fort Campbell Sgt. Joe Padula says ‘To tell the Soldier’s story, you must fight by their side’

 

Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter was posthumously awarded the Kentucky Medal of Freedom, May 28th. His Family accepted the honor during a ceremony held in Lexington, KY.

In April of 2009, I, then Pfc. Joe Padula, was introduced to a young, strong man of about 24 years old. He stood tall in a stance, built with confidence. He wore a combat patch on his right sleeve. I could tell this man has been tested before, and I was a lost Soldier at Fort Campbell who had just found Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter — thank God.

Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter views his photos while following other Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, during a field training exercise. Hunter's face was rarely in front of the camera, as his job as an Army journalist was to record the lives of Soldiers " whether they were training at Fort Campbell or patrolling the streets of Afghanistan. Hunter died while deployed with Strike in Afghanistan, June 18th, 2010. (Fort Campbell Courier archive)

Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter views his photos while following other Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, during a field training exercise. Hunter’s face was rarely in front of the camera, as his job as an Army journalist was to record the lives of Soldiers ” whether they were training at Fort Campbell or patrolling the streets of Afghanistan. Hunter died while deployed with Strike in Afghanistan, June 18th, 2010. (Fort Campbell Courier archive)

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How Mitchell Messer Served and Sacrificed for Our Nation

 

Essay Written by Arianna Reiley of West Creek Middle School
As part of the Clarksville Kiwanis Club’s Memories of Service and Sacrifice Project’s “Interview a Veteran Contest”

Soldiers pledge their lives joining the military, knowing that they can expect the worst at war. They join to serve their country to their fullest extent. They join, knowing that they will do their country proud. One of those soldiers includes Mitchell Messer, an E6/Staff Sergeant in the U.S Army. Everybody knows the risks of joining the military. These risks include missing your family, getting hurt, or even worse, seeing your friends die around you. These are all risks that Mitch has taken.

When asked about why he joined the military, he had an elaborate answer. “I felt that it was my duty as an American.” Well, what does he mean? “Our ancestors founded this country on certain beliefs, and I felt it was my duty to share in the responsibility to uphold those standards and beliefs,” he answered.

Arianna Reiley reads from her essay at the “Interview A Veteran” Essay Contest Winners program Tuesday, November 8th 2011.

Arianna Reiley reads from her essay at the “Interview A Veteran” Essay Contest Winners program Tuesday, November 8th 2011.

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How Leon R. Sitter Served and Sacrificed for Our Nation

 

Essay Written by Seth P. Sitter of Clarksville Academy
As part of the Clarksville Kiwanis Club’s Memories of Service and Sacrifice Project’s “Interview a Veteran Contest”

Today, I interviewed my grandfather Dr. Leon R. Sitter. During the interview we discussed his service in the Army from 1943-1946.

My grandfather was a staff sergeant of the US 86th Infantry division in WWII, and was awarded a bronze star. He fought at the crossing of the Rhine, marched through Nazi occupied France and Germany, and was one of the approximately 16 million men and women that fought for the allied cause in WWII.

He grandfather enlisted in the army at the age of eighteen, in his home town of Cobden IL. At the time of his enlistment, Cobden was a town of only 1000 people, and almost all of the men of enlistment age were either drafted or enlisted. Out of a town of only 1000, 14 men did not return from World War II.

Seth P. Sitter reads a small part of his essay at the “Interview A Veteran” Essay Contest Winners program Tuesday, November 8th 2011.

Seth P. Sitter reads a small part of his essay at the “Interview A Veteran” Essay Contest Winners program Tuesday, November 8th 2011.

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Apache helicopter pilot, father and football Gov, VanMater truly an exception

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
Sports Information Director

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – For every rule, an exception exists.

Isaac VanMeter embodies it. It is more than just the Henderson, KY, native playing college football for the first time at Austin Peay at age 32, an age most male involvement in such a physical sport is reserved to the Fantasy variety.

VanMeter also is an exception in being a fulltime college student for the first time at a point in many men’s lives they already are taking out a second mortgage on their house.

Isaac VanMeter attacks the blocking sled. APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Isaac VanMeter attacks the blocking sled. APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Fort Campbell Soldier Recognized by the Mayor in an Award ceremony

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – PFC Preston Clayton was honored by the City of Clarksville in an award ceremony held during this evening’s City Council meeting.  Mayor Kim McMillan recognized PFC Clayton for his heroic actions which were instrumental in the capture of a bank robber.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan reads the narrative of the award as PFC Preston Clayton looks on

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan reads the narrative of the award as PFC Preston Clayton looks on

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