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Daniel Tyler First Class Petty Officer James L. Horton served on the USS Denver
    World War II Sailor Honored With Medals After Waiting 70 Years
    Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 02:00 PM
  • NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder presented several medals linked to First Class Petty Officer James L. Horton's World War II service during a ceremony today. The event was hosted by Morningside of Gallatin to honor Horton who waited 70 years to receive the medals and recognition for his service onboard the USS Denver in 1943 and 1944.

    Horton was 23-years old when he served on the USS Denver with 300 other shipmates during World War II. The Gallatin native was aboard the ship when it was on a mission to regain control of Bougainville Island from Japan. During the mission, the ship sustained an air attack that killed 20 crew members. Horton's mission after World War II was to help recover prisoners of war.

    Grinder presented Horton with the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal (1 silver service star, 3 bronze service stars), America Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Combat Action Medal. [More...]



    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...]

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