Salute to Veterans

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System spotlights stories of hope during Compensated Work Therapy Week

Oct 19, 2021 at 09:00 am by WGNS

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System kicks off Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Week, Oct. 17 – 23, by sharing the inspirational stories of disabled Veterans who have obtain.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Black Slave Owner in Rutherford County

Sep 23, 2021 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

Salute to Veterans and Learning About History

Sep 15, 2021 at 04:35 pm by WGNS

Retired US Army Master Sgt. Patrick Garland spent 17-years in the police corps and has learned more than most when it comes to understanding the causes of death. In this int.... Read More

Murfreesboro native conducts maintenance aboard USS America

Sep 13, 2021 at 10:18 am by WGNS

Photo: Electronics Technician 2nd Class Krystian Cruz, right, from Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Electronics Technician 3rd Class Guillermo Cardona, from Arlington, Texas. Picture.... Read More

Murfreesboro Native serves aboard nuclear-powered aircraft carrier “Mighty IKE”

Aug 17, 2021 at 01:00 pm by WGNS

A Murfreesboro, Tennessee, native is serving aboard one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).Petty Officer 2.... Read More

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

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