WWII vet sorts out veterans license designation after oversight, new legislation

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A World War II veteran was turned down recently when he applied for a “veteran” designated driver’s license. As a result of the oversight, a new bi…

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MTSU, Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center hosting ‘newcomers briefing’ event

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MTSU is welcoming student veterans and their families to attend a special event hosted by the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center next week. The “newcomers briefing” will be held from 5:30 p. m. to 7:00 p. m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 in Cantrell Hall inside the Tom H. Jackson Building. The event is free. Organizers request new and returning student veterans and their families RSVP in advance by emailing Elizabeth Wilburn atElizabeth. Wilburn@mtsu. edu.

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Marion Police Department, Marion VFW locate veteran’s family, give him a proper funeral

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Community support in Marion ensured a veteran received a funeral today with full military honors. Sammy Hugh Clark died at 65-years-old of natural causes. Supporters say Clark was from Kingsport and died in Marion on November 29th. He was laid to rest at the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Clark served in the U. S. Army for close to two years as a medic and was honorably discharged in May 1972, having served in Europe.

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Food pantry opens as part of “Veterans Serving Veterans” initiative

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There’s a new resource to help veterans in the Tri-Cities. It’s thanks to a $50,000 grant to keep a food pantry stocked at the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 39. DAV Chapter 39 is located on 630 Carden Hollow Road. The food pantry is open every other Thursday at 6 p. m. Second Harvest Food Bank and Food Lion is funding the pantry as part of a “Veterans Serving Veterans” initiative. “Out of the traditional food pantry, it allows us to have them come in not just for food.

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Former POW Meets Widow of Pilot Who Shot Down His Fighter Jet in Vietnam – The Tennessee Tribune

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NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) – A Tennessee State University alum who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam recently returned to the Southeast Asian country and met the widow of the pilot who shot down his fighter jet nearly 50 years ago. Lt. Col. James W. Williams was flying his 228th combat mission when […]

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