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

Salute to Veterans: Writing Letters of Everyday Life

Feb 18, 2021 at 04:15 am by WGNS

Writing letters to those recovering in VA Hospital's and medical facilities around the country is a positive way to cheer up someone’s day. VA Volunteer and Redcoat Kerr.... Read More

Salute to Veterans: WWII VETERAN IN TENNESSEE ONCE WORKED AT AREA 51

Feb 17, 2021 at 04:15 am by WGNS

This WWII Veteran has a rugged exterior standing about 6 feet tall with grit in his face that says tread lightly. The U.S. Marine who calls Murfreesboro, TN home has work.... Read More

Salute to Veterans: The Vietnam War at age 18

Feb 16, 2021 at 04:00 am by WGNS

"I think about it all the time, no one has ever looked through my eyes and no one has ever worn my boots." - Russell Ashton, U.S. Army. He had that Clint Eastwood look in his.... Read More

WWII Veteran Dr. Charles Edwin Howard

Feb 04, 2021 at 03:30 am by WGNS

In this salute, WGNS highlights WWII Veteran Dr. Charles Edwin Howard. These are a series of salutes which feature Dr. Howard talking about his time in the Air Force pre-WWII.... Read More

Salute to Veterans: Covering the US Air Force in Vietnam (Series of Audio Podcast)

Feb 02, 2021 at 12:21 pm by WGNS

NEW AUDIO (02/02/2021): The audio in this post is an ongoing series that focuses on an Air Force Officer who flew in Vietnam. Audio Recording Three (added 02/02/202.... Read More

A letter written to a US Soldier who could not be home with his family during Thanksgiving 2020

Feb 02, 2021 at 01:15 am by WGNS

  Kerry Boylan of Biloxi, Mississippi volunteered to become a VA Redcoat, writing over 60 letters to the men and women who serve our country. This letter was written dur.... Read More

An Interview with Keith Rudlaff, a US Army Veteran who served in Vietnam at the age of 19

Jan 27, 2021 at 11:30 am by WGNS

This is an interview by Scott Walker with WGNS from 2014. In this segment, Walker talked to U.S. Army Veteran Keith Rudlaff who went into a Vietnam war zone at the age of 19 i.... 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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