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Normandy Project LLC announces upcoming screening of The Girl Who Wore Freedom in Clarksville Tennessee

 

The Girl Who Wore FreedomClarksville, TN – As Americans, we probably know more about World War II than any other war in our history. We have heard about D-Day from movies and stories told by our soldiers who landed on the beaches and parachuted into pastures and towns to fight for France. They fought and died to liberate men, women, and children from enemy forces.

The Girl Who Wore Freedom screening to be Sunday, September 22nd, at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Library.

The Girl Who Wore Freedom screening to be Sunday, September 22nd, at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Library.

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From Past to Present the Fort Campbell’s 506th Are Training for Success

 

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Little Falls, MN – “From the start, unit history is instilled in the Soldiers of Fort Campbell,” said 2nd Lt. Zachary Slavich, one of the newest officers to join the ranks of the 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

Slavich completed Ranger School in April 2019, and was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) of the 506th Infantry Regiment.

2nd Lt. Zachary Slavich, of Davis, Calif., a Soldier with the 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, is a platoon leader during an eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) rotation at Camp Ripley, Minn., on July 26, 2019.  (Iowa National Guard photo by Spc. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

2nd Lt. Zachary Slavich, of Davis, Calif., a Soldier with the 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, is a platoon leader during an eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) rotation at Camp Ripley, Minn., on July 26, 2019. (Iowa National Guard photo by Spc. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

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APSU names 2019 Alumni Award Winners

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This November, during the Austin Peay State University (APSU) 2019 Homecoming celebration, the University will honor six distinguished individuals with this year’s APSU Alumni Awards.

The 2019 honorees are Outstanding Service Award recipients Dee Boaz and Shan Smith (’78); Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipients Catie Clinard (’11) and Bryan Johnson (’04); and Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Khandra Smalley (’05) and Richard Bibb (’65).

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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101st Airborne Division, Iowa Red Bulls Strengthen Relationship

 

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Iowa National Guard (IANG) Soldiers with the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (2nd IBCT), 34th Infantry Division, were assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (101st ABN) for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan from 2010-2011.

Now, ten years after that deployment, which was the largest mobilization of the IANG since World War II, the National Guard and active duty units continue to strengthen their working relationship.

Iowa National Guard and 101st Airborne Division engineer Soldiers shield themselves as they conduct a live urban breach during an eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation at Camp Ripley, Minn., on July 15, 2019. (Sgt. Tawny Schmit)

Iowa National Guard and 101st Airborne Division engineer Soldiers shield themselves as they conduct a live urban breach during an eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation at Camp Ripley, Minn., on July 15, 2019. (Sgt. Tawny Schmit)

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum August 2019 Exhibits, Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in August at the Museum are:The Biggest and Most Important Things: A Duo Exhibition by Michelle & Aaron Grayum, Odyssey: An Exhibition of Recent Works by Paul Harmon, Jim Diehr: Imagined Perspectives, Revisiting New York: A Photographic Essay by Norman Lerner and Sunday Family Fun Learning Day: Create an Alien.

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to be held July 11th, 2019

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum July 2019 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in July at the Museum are: The Art of Peggy Bonnington, The Eagle Has Landed, The Mysterious Captain Weems, Remembering D-Day: 75th Anniversary, Here Comes the Bride, Sunday Family Fun Learning Day.

The Eagle Has Landed - Celebrating Apollo’s 50th Anniversary exhibit at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

The Eagle Has Landed – Celebrating Apollo’s 50th Anniversary exhibit at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

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“Band of Brothers” Battalion medic Al Mampre honored during Funeral Service

 

85th Infantry DivisionEvanston, IL – On Saturday, June 15th, 2019, one of the featured Soldiers in the 2001 HBO series ‘Band of Brothers’ legendary World War II Soldier Al Mampre was honored during funeral services at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston.

Staff Sgt. Albert Leon Mampre served as a medic with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion ‘Currahee’, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. He was wounded twice and saw action in some of the fiercest fighting of World War II including the Battle of the Bulge and Operation Market Garden in Holland.

Pallbearers carry the casket of Staff Sgt. Al Mampre to a waiting hearse following a funeral service on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Evanston. Mampre enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served as a medic with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division during World War II. (Sgt. David Lietz)

Pallbearers carry the casket of Staff Sgt. Al Mampre to a waiting hearse following a funeral service on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston. Mampre enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served as a medic with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division during World War II. (Sgt. David Lietz)

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to be held June 6th, 2019

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Clarksville.

First Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Clarksville.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum June 2019 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in June at the Museum are: Remembering D-Day: 75th Anniversary, Batter Up! Celebrating America’s Pastime, Here Comes the Bride, Annual Staff Art Show, Bold Strokes: The Art of Sandy Spain and Flying High.

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

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