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Vietnam Veterans homecoming to be held at Fort Campbell Hanger

 

Visit Clarksville's Welcome Home Veterans CelebrationClarksville, TN – You can be a part of the homecoming our Vietnam Veterans never received on Thursday, September 19th, 2019.

Beginning at 2:00pm in Hangar 3 on Fort Campbell Army Post, the doors will swing open and our Vietnam Veterans will march in to the sounds of the Army band and cheers they have deserved for more than 40 years.

Welcome Home Parade in Downtown Clarksville.

Welcome Home Parade in Downtown Clarksville.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Veterans Affairs hold ceremony to honor Vietnam War Veterans

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Nine Vietnam War veterans from the Fort Campbell community were greeted with a standing ovation during a commemoration ceremony recently to honor them and the service of 9 million Vietnam veterans.

The event was sponsored by Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and Veterans Affairs staff at the Fort Campbell Integrated Disability Evaluation System clinic and scheduled in conjunction with The National Vietnam War Veterans Day, March 29th, which recognizes all the men and women who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces from November 1st, 1955 to May 15th, 1975.

Vietnam War veterans and other guests stand as Sgt. Katherine Bolcar from the 101st Airborne Division Band sings the Star-Spangled Banner at the National Vietnam War Veterans Day commemoration March 29th on Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Laura Boyd)

Vietnam War veterans and other guests stand as Sgt. Katherine Bolcar from the 101st Airborne Division Band sings the Star-Spangled Banner at the National Vietnam War Veterans Day commemoration March 29th on Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Laura Boyd)

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Screaming Eagle Honor Flight Announces May 2018 Flight and Fundraiser

 

Screaming Eagle Honor FlightClarksville, TN – Screaming Eagle Honor Flight announces its first flight of 2018 on May 6th, 2018. There are seats available.

Priority goes to terminally Ill Veterans from any war or conflict. World War II Veterans, Korean War Veterans, and then Vietnam War Veterans.

Screaming Eagle Honor Flight's mission is Flying America's veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.

Screaming Eagle Honor Flight’s mission is Flying America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.

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Vietnam Veterans still look out for battle buddies 5 years later

 

Written by Sgt. William White
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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

Fort Campbell, KY – More than 50 Vietnam Veterans, Family members and Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held a memorial rededication ceremony August 23rd at Fort Campbell, KY to honor 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment Soldiers who were killed in action during the Vietnam War.

The Veterans, who served in the 2-502 Infantry Regiment (formerly the 2-502d Parachute Infantry Regiment) of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team during the Vietnam War, unveiled an updated version of the unit’s Vietnam memorial.

Roy Hill, a Vietnam Veteran from Rockhold, Kentucky reads names from a newly rededicated 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Vietnam Veterans Memorial following a ceremony Fort Campbell, Ky., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Hill's unit lost more than half of its Soldiers during the war. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William White)

Roy Hill, a Vietnam Veteran from Rockhold, Kentucky reads names from a newly rededicated 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Vietnam Veterans Memorial following a ceremony Fort Campbell, Ky., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Hill’s unit lost more than half of its Soldiers during the war. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William White)

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Clarksville’s Welcome Home Veterans Parade set for September 16th

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s third annual Welcome Home Veterans parade is scheduled for Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 10:00am in historic downtown.

“Originally created to honor Vietnam Veterans, the parade now a tribute by Vietnam Veterans to all American Heroes. This is a day for families, friends and all citizens to salute the service and sacrifices made by America’s Military,” said Visit Clarksville Board Chairman Jerry Allbert.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade

Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade

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Bluestocking, the Story of a Tennessee Family

 

Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – There is a special kind of down-to-earth spirit that Tennesseans have that you don’t necessarily find in other parts of this country. Tennesseans aren’t about being uppity by bragging about how rich their family is or who has the biggest house.

They are much more concerned about how you treat your neighbors and if you’re good to your own family. Tennesseans want you to tell it like it is without putting on airs.

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Clarksville to Celebrate 200 Veterans from 28 States during “Welcome Home Vietnam – American Veterans Parade”

 

“Welcome Home Vietnam – American Veterans Parade”

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Forty years after the fall of Saigon, Vietnam Veterans will at long last be publicly recognized for their service to our country.

Visit Clarksville is proud to partner with the Tennessee State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America, the USO and US Tours to present Welcome Home Vietnam – An American Veterans Parade.

Veterans Parade set for Tuesday, September 15th.

Veterans Parade set for Tuesday, September 15th.

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Heroes, Hometowns and Legends Series Brings to Clarksville Big Names in Comedy, Music

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Heroes, Hometowns and Legends will return to Clarksville as big-name entertainers descend on the Austin Peay State University Mass Media & Communications Hall from September 14th – 16th.

Tickets are on sale now for this all-star lineup including the comedic genius of Jeanne Robertson, Grammy Award Winning vocalist Lee Greenwood, and acclaimed country singer and songwriter Phil Vassar.

Country singer Phil Vassar to headline Heroes, Hometowns and Legends Series September 14th - 16th.

Country singer Phil Vassar to headline Heroes, Hometowns and Legends Series September 14th – 16th.

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101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell host Day of the Eagles

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell held its Day of the Eagles here July 30th, 2015.

Day of the Eagles is a tradition to honor past and present 101st Airborne Division Soldiers.

The first “Week of the Eagles” celebration was held in 1973, a year after the division was welcomed back from Vietnam. This year’s Day of the Eagles themes are “Once a Screaming Eagle, always a Screaming Eagle,” and “Continued legacy of dominance and dependability in battle.”

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, and Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory F. Nowak, the division command sergeant major, lead a division run to start of the 101st's Day of the Eagles at Fort Campbell, Ky., July 30, 2015. Day of the Eagles is a tradition to honor past and present 101st Airborne Division Soldiers. (Staff Sgt. Candice Funchess, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, and Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory F. Nowak, the division command sergeant major, lead a division run to start of the 101st’s Day of the Eagles at Fort Campbell, Ky., July 30, 2015. Day of the Eagles is a tradition to honor past and present 101st Airborne Division Soldiers. (Staff Sgt. Candice Funchess, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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A legacy of courage, strength honored at Fort Campbell during the 101st Airborne Division Review

 

Written by Sgt. William Battle
372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The sun may have been bright this morning, but it could not shine brighter than the pride of the 101st Airborne Division as 12,800 Soldiers stood together on the Division Parade Field to close out this year’s Week of the Eagles celebration.

The theme of the 2014 observance was “Remembering the 101st in Vietnam: Building on the legacy of courage and strength,” and gathered at the parade field were representatives of the division’s history looking upon the Soldiers that are the division’s present and future – building on that legacy created by the Veterans in attendance.

12,800 soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division stand on the Division Parade Field (Jerry Woller/ Fort Campbell Multimedia Visual Information Service Center)

12,800 soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division stand on the Division Parade Field (Jerry Woller/ Fort Campbell Multimedia Visual Information Service Center)

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