Just days before the 73rd anniversary of Pearl Harbor, as the interview wrapped, and in a moment so melodramatic it could’ve been scripted, Navy veteran John Schleicher faded fast. The 93-year-old Nokomis resident began to drool, his words slurred into indecipherability.
The Tennessee Army National Guard visited Maryville College’s Military Student Center Nov. 13 to present the prestigious Minuteman Award to the college in recognition of its continual support of education
Local military veterans came out to Johnson City to honor an unclaimed Marine who was laid to rest. The service for Daniel Lewis Greiner was held Monday at the Mountain Home Cemetery. Veteran groups Rolling Thunder and the Dog Tag Brigade escorted Greiner’s body to his final resting spot. “My heart goes out to everyone,” said Roger Bailey with the Carter County Honor Guard.