Hometown Heroes 2020
- By Carole Robinson • Senior Staff Writer
Like so many other events of 2020, this year’s annual Veterans Day parade — set to start at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Franklin, will have a differe…
After graduating from Austin Peay State University in 1966 with a degree in industrial engineering and a minor in math, David Ausbrooks had at…
Robert McNamara enlisted in the Army in 1974, shortly after his high school graduation, to give himself time to mature and overcome his shyness.
Makinly Arenson grew up listening to stories about his father’s four years of active duty in the Marine Corps and his 25 years of service with…
In the Bady family, the children were taught the importance of service to their country and to their community.
Ben Copenhaver, a deputy with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, grew up in a small “four-horse town” in rural Maryland, but he yearned t…
Before his high school graduation, Peter Dencker was recruited to play football at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
After serving their country through military service, many veterans find a way to continue serving.
The oldest of seven, Nephtaly Feliciano enlisted in the Marine Corps soon after he graduated from high school.
Four Gentry brothers, a first cousin and a grandson have created a legacy of military service and pride in their country.
Service has been a way of life for Wanda Bruce-Graham.
Two weeks after his high school graduation, 18-year-old Stephen Hale enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.
The United States was still heavily involved in the Vietnam War in 1970 when Dan Looney graduated from college in May of that year.
Coming from an impoverished family, Bob Ravener was driven to rise out of his circumstances.
A member of the first graduating class of Franklin Training School, Charley Reffegee graduated from high school in 1950.
Born and raised in Missouri, Clifford Steffee, like many young men his age at the time, planned to enter the military after he graduated from …
By 1960, Ron Tapscott and knew his draft number would soon come up, so he joined the Air Force. The draw was his interest in airplanes.
Neil Turner grew up around airplanes and airplane conversations.
It took a few years for David Windrow to decide to enter the military, but when he finally did, he says that it ended up being “the best decis…
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