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Funerals set for airborne soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Cpl. Baldridge, right, Sgt. Bays, middle, and Sgt. Houck’s, left, of infantryman in Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY deaths in Afghanistan were announced on June 10, 2017.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Funeral services have been set for three U.S. soldiers from Fort Campbell who were killed in Afghanistan. The Defense Department says Sgt. Eric M. Houck, Sgt. William M. Bays and Cpl. Dillon C. Baldridge died of gunshot wounds on June 10 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. They ...

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Army confirms the names of three 101st Soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Cpl. Baldridge, right, Sgt. Bays, middle, and Sgt. Houck’s, left, of infantryman in Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY deaths in Afghanistan were announced on June 10, 2017.

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., June 12, 2017 – The Department of Defense announced the death of three 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers who died Saturday, June 10, 2017, from wounds sustained in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The three Soldiers have been identified as Cpl. Dillon C. ...

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5 soldiers injured in hard landing during training

ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Fort Campbell says five soldiers have been injured in a training exercise. A statement from the post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border says the soldiers were injured when a helicopter made a hard landing. The statement says the soldiers were in the middle of a ...

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Fort Campbell soldiers to deploy to Afghanistan this fall

Fort Campbell says about 1,400 soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division will deploy to Afghanistan this fall. The post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border said in a statement that the soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team will deploy in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower, 101st ...

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7 decades later, Nevada WWII vet awarded Purple Heart

ASSOCIATED PRESS GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — More than seven decades after he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, a 92-year-old World War II veteran from northern Nevada has been awarded the Purple Heart. Russell Rodgers of Gardnerville served as a private first class in the Army’s 101st Airborne’s 502nd ...

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SAFE program aids veterans, military families on campus

–ccoppedge@my.apsu.edu Situated in a military town, APSU has a large contingent of student veterans, and thus has several programs designed to help them, particularly Soldiers and Families Embraced. SAFE is a program started by APSU’s Wesley Foundation. “We started working with students connected to the military in January of 2010,” ...

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