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Etowah News

Etowah Valley teaching pro on national team to help veterans

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Brian Oliver, teaching pro at Etowah Valley Golf Course, will serve as a National Trainer for PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere), a program of the Charitable Foundation for the PGA of America that helps veterans with disabilities enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.   Read Story »

Tags: golf | Etowah Valley Country Club | military veterans | golf courses | disabled veterans

Henderson County News

Laurel Park honors Lt. Hubert M. Smith, a late casualty of WWI

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In a letter to his mother from the battlefield of World War I, Hubert M. Smith showed a wisdom beyond his years.   Read Story »

Tags: World War II veterans | military veterans | military affairs | WWII in Henderson County

Henderson County News

Gold Star mom honored 
to join veterans' flight

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A born soldier, Matthew T. Bolar died doing what a soldier does. Fighting the war. He was killed on May 4, 2007, in Iraq.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Veterans Day | military veterans | Honor Flight Network | War on Terror | Operation Iraqi Freedom

Henderson County News

Hero of Pork Chop Hill, a local veteran, dies at age 90

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Joe Clemons, a Hendersonville retiree whose heroism led to a pivotal U.S. Army victory in the Korean War, died on Tuesday at age 90 at his home, friends said.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | military veterans | Korean War

Henderson County News

Zeb Kilpatrick, a jumper in heroic POW liberation, dies at age 91

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Zeb Vance Kilpatrick Jr., who participated as a young U.S. Army paratrooper in the daring airborne raid that liberated a Japanese internment camp in the Philippines, died on Wednesday at the Elizabeth House at age 91.   Read Story »

Tags: World War II veterans | military veterans

Henderson County News

JROTC captain stitches quilt for WWII hero

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Dudley Brown was cruising toward high school graduation in New Jersey in the winter of 1941. “There were three of us,” he said. “After Japan hit Pearl Harbor we said we’ve got to do something about this.”   Read Story »

Tags: World War II veterans | military veterans | Dudley Brown

Henderson County News

Area Seabee wins high honor in Navy

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A Navy Seabee from Brevard recently received a top honor for exceptional leadership of a team in the Philippines..   Read Story »

Tags: military veterans | military affairs

Henderson County News

County to salute Battle of the Bulge

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On Dec. 16, 1944, 250,000 German troops attacked approximately 80,000  American troops along a thinly held line in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium. The German offensive, the last ditch Nazi offensive of World War II intended to overwhelm Allied ground forces, became known as the Battle of the Bulge.   Read Story »

Tags: World War II veterans | military veterans | military affairs

Henderson County News

Marine's mom and sister thank local supporters

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Jill Tahmooressi on Sunday thanked a roomful of residents for their support for her son, a Marine jailed in Mexico for the past 5½ months.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | military veterans | military affairs | Andrew Tahmooressi

Hendersonville Four Seasons Politics

Who is Tahmooressi and why is he on this sign?

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Who is Marine Tahmooressi and why is he on Jeff Miller's sign?   Read Story »

Tags: Jeff Miller | military veterans | military affairs

Henderson County News

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Community remembers D-Day

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Henderson County residents heard Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower famous D-Day message to soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines about to embark on "a great crusade" — the Normandy invasion that would "bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world."   Read Story »

Tags: military veterans | military affairs

Henderson County News

Events set locally for 70th anniversary of D-Day

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Operation Overlord 2014 pulls out today for Bedford, Va., for a three-day event to honor 30 local surviving D-Day members on the 70th Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | military veterans | military affairs

Henderson County News

Veterans get free breakfast at Dixie Diner on Thursday

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If you want to take a veteran to breakfast, Thursday would be a good day. You can treat for free.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | military veterans | Jim Miller

Hendersonville Life

For veterans, there is such thing as a free meal

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Jim Miller has always been prone to buying meals for service men and women.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Veterans Day | military veterans | Jim Miller

Henderson County Life

Donation for new roof 'answer to prayer' for vet program

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Donors to Hendersonville-based HonorAir came through with the final $7,000 needed to match a Veterans Administration grant and pay for a new roof at a residential rehabilitation and job-training center for homeless veterans.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Veterans Day | military veterans | military affairs | Veterans Restoration Quarters

Henderson County News

Events, park admission honor veterans

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Chimney Rock State Park and Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site are offering free admission, Fletcher  honors veterans on Saturday afternoon and the Hendersonville Rotary Club honors its veteran next week. Here's a roundup of Veterans Day events:   Read Story »

Tags: tourism | Veterans Day | military veterans | military affairs | Chimney Rock State Park

Henderson County News

SLIDESHOW: Wounded Warriors prove their mettle again

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The Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball players proved to be as powerful and fast as their reputation in games against the Senior League All Stars and Henderson County first responders Saturday afternoon at West Henderson High School.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | military veterans

Henderson County Life

Wounded Warriors to challenge local teams in May

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The Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team, the nationally known squad made up of combat veterans who lost a limb fighting for their country, will come to the Hendersonville area in May for two games.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | military veterans

North Carolina News

Spence Campbell joins military affairs board

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A retired Army colonel and veteran of two tours of duty in Vietnam, Spence Campbell had seen the brass before. Even so, he was startled when he attended his first meeting as a member of the North Carolina Advisory Commission on Military Affairs.   Read Story »

Tags: military veterans | Spence Campbell | military affairs

Henderson County News

From socks to coats, veterans need help at Christmas

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Many veterans who arrive at the Veterans Restoration Quarters at the Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry carry their worldly possessions in a sack.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | military veterans