New VFW Post Created in Murfreesboro as Rutherford County Expects to See Influx of 28,000 Veterans This Year

    Jul 21, 2021 at 01:56 pm by WGNS

    A large number of Veterans have been moving into the Murfreesboro area over the past few months and that number will only increase between now and December. Due to the influx.... Read More

    The Rutherford County Chapter of the DAV Continues to Help Local Veterans File Disability Paperwork

    Jun 29, 2021 at 10:35 am by WGNS

    ABOVE: Full 14-minute interview. BELOW: News on the Rutherford County Chapter of the DAV...The Rutherford County Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has been helpi.... Read More

    Looking Back: The D-Day Invasion on June 6, 1944

    Jun 07, 2021 at 10:57 am by WGNS

    Looking back in history, D-Day took place this month during World War II and lasted from June 6, 1944 to August 1944. About 150,000 men were involved in the invasion.With more.... Read More

    Salute to Veterans features Andrew Farrer

    Jun 02, 2021 at 08:30 am by WGNS

    In this Salute to Veterans, WGNS features Andrew Farrer, a Marine Combat Veteran who did three tours of duty. 

    Salute to Veterans: Continuing Series about Vietnam

    May 16, 2021 at 07:24 pm by WGNS

    The audio in this post is an ongoing series that focuses on an Air Force Officer who flew in Vietnam. James Deck, better known by his friends as JD, took part in rigorous trai.... Read More

    UPDATED: Ron Leonard Retired from the Military and Now Works with Veterans who Suffer from PTSD with K9's

    Apr 19, 2021 at 03:17 pm by WGNS

    Ron Leonard served ten years in the US Navy followed by ten years in the Army. After retirement, he has wholeheartedly worked with Veterans who suffer from PTSD and local law.... Read More

    UPDATED: WWII Sgt. Norman L. Elzeer flew in a B-24 during 21-Missions

    Mar 29, 2021 at 11:23 am by WGNS

    This Salute to Veterans is a series, which features WWII Sgt. Norman L. Elzeer. Below, you will find all of the different salutes with Sgt. Elzeer.  More about Sgt. Elze.... Read More

    Struggles with PTSD from Iraq Lead to Creativity for One Staff Sgt.

    Mar 23, 2021 at 10:21 am by WGNS

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee struggled with PTSD after returning home from Iraq. Lee served in the US Army for 10-years where he was stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas. He c.... Read More

    Vietnam War Veterans and their Families Invited to March 27th Event in Murfreesboro

    Mar 17, 2021 at 01:28 pm by WGNS

    All Vietnam War era veterans and their families in the Rutherford County area - - are invited to the fourth anniversary of “National Vietnam War Veterans Day.”The.... Read More

    He was one of less than 30 who were able to get off of a sinking ship during the D-Day Invasion

    Mar 14, 2021 at 11:02 am by WGNS

    Bill Allen was a medic on a US Navy Ship during the D-Day Invasion. He sat down with WGNS' Truman Jones to talk more about that day, recalling memories of how his ship sunk, b.... Read More

    Do You Know a Veteran who has a Story to Tell?

    Do you know of a US Veteran who would like to be interviewed? WGNS records and photographs local Veterans in Middle Tennessee and then archives their interview so that they can be listened to for years to come. This "Salute to Veterans" is a way to preserve history of local residents and pay tribute to the men and women who have served and who are currently serving our country. 
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