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    Third Annual Women Veterans Summit Includes Networking, Inspirational Speakers and Discussions on Military Sexual Trauma
    Saturday, April 05, 2014 | 01:35 pm
  • NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder hosted the Third Annual Women Veterans Summit today in Nashville. The annual event was co-sponsored by the Women Veterans of America Chapter 20.[More...]

    Governor Haslam Proclaims Vietnam Veterans Day
    Friday, March 28, 2014 | 09:00 am
  • NASHVILLE - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced March 29, 2014 as Vietnam Veterans Day to recognize the courage, service and sacrifice of the men and women who served during the Vietnam War.[More...]

Lawrence Woods SSG Lawrence Woods went MIA on October 24, 1964
    Clarksville Soldier to be Buried At Arlington National Cemetery After Being MIA for 50 Years
    Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 09:16 am

  • NASHVILLE - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recognize the service and sacrifice of Staff Sergeant Lawrence Woods of Clarksville. Woods was among eight service members killed in a plane crash on October 24, 1964 and the first Tennessean to be declared missing in action (MIA) leading up to the Vietnam War.[More...]



Daniel Tyler Staff Sergeant Daniel Lee was killed in action on January 15, 2014
    Staff Sergeant Daniel Tyler Lee Killed In Action Supporting Operation Enduring Freedom
    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | 05:03 PM
  • NASHVILLE - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder regretfully announce the loss of Tennessee soldier Staff Sergeant Daniel Tyler Lee of Crossville. Lee was posthumously promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant.

    Lee was assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was fatally shot while on patrol in the vicinity of Wazghar Parwan Province, Afghanistan on January 15.

    The 28-year old soldier served more than five years in the United States Army. According to family members, Lee grew up in Kentucky but moved to Tennessee in 2005.[More...]

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