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  • Michael Lynch, West Tennessee (2008-12)
         member, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Pat Cummins, Middle Tennessee (2004-08)
         descendant, Cherokee
  • Mark Cantrell, Middle Tennessee (2010-14)
         unknown tribal affiliation
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  • Brent A. Cox (2008-2012)
    444 Cades Atwood Road
    Milan, Tennessee 38358

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    All vets had a job--behind a desk or carrying a rifle-- they all worked together

    Mine was behind a desk--I've never felt the need to inflate my deeds, though I do have a few pretty good stories. So I can't say I understand why someone would feel the need to make up stories about being a ranger or in the 82nd or being a tunnel rat or a SEAL, sure those are glamorous to a certain degree, but -- why? When your story doesn't make sense to people, it makes them question everything you have said. EVERY thing else becomes suspect. When I was active in a color guard, I wore my late husband's SF flash on my beret to honor him. Some guy made comments about it--he misunderstood the reason I wore it--but I took it off and haven't worn it again. I didn't want people to think I was claiming to have been in Special Forces, I was in PSYOPS, I think that was special enough. The gist of this is, everyone contributes--the cook feeds the troops, the clerk files the paperwork which everyone hates, but it's necessary, the nurse takes care of the hurt, the mechanic keeps the vehicles running--everyone contributes, all jobs are necessary. Don't be ashamed of the job you did, don't feel the need to blow up your contributions. You contributed, thank you.

    Re: All vets had a job--behind a desk or carrying a rifle-- they all worked together

    Danged well said, DonnaD, and you're 100% correct!!! Each job, no matter how big or small, plays an important part in how it ALL works together. Missing a small cog in the wheel and the whole mechanism won't work right. (Like missing an ingredient or the incorrect temperature or improper baking utencil, etc., messes up a recipe.) Everyone's job is worthy of being noted, being HONORED and being THANKED for having stepped up and done!!

    Those who would LIE about their service - if any - deserve to be handed over to the REAL VETS!!


    Article and Video Report -
    Kingsport dedicates veterans memorial
    Published 11/11/2008 By Matthew Lane

    KINGSPORT — Hundreds of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines gathered on Veterans Day Tuesday to honor the service and sacrifice of their fellow veterans and to witness the dedication of Kingsport’s new veterans memorial.

    Kingsport Tomorrow held a dedication ceremony Tuesday morning for the Kingsport Veterans Memorial — located in front of J. Fred Johnson Park on Fort Henry Drive between the old Highway Patrol Building and Indian Court.


    read the full article and watch the video at the link above

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