It is never too late to get help. That is the message from a counselor who has devoted years to helping military veterans cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.
A desire to serve her country and few boxes of Butterfinger candy bars
helped Tommye Kelly earn a spot in the Marine Corps in 1943.
A shooting during a recent scuffle at a restaurant ended in the death of
a war veteran who not only served his country, but who came to the aid
an East Tennessee father coping with the loss of his military son in
Handshakes, waves, and applause greeted East Tennessee native Jim Morrow as he walked along a parade route with close to 500 veterans of Vietnam in Pigeon Forge.
The Gatlinburg tourist t-shirt for sale in Afghanistan at an outdoor
market was just one moment captured in hours of video and hundreds of
pictures recorded by East Tennessee musician, singer, and USO road
manager Doug Shock.
Donald Young is 40 years removed from the jungles of Vietnam but he says
memories of his 15 months of service there revisit him on a near
After a motorcycle wreck that crushed his back and tore up one of his
knees, Brandon Abrao faced a recovery that threatened to derail his
dream of piloting a plane in the Air Force.
Former Gulf War Marine Carter Nelson says 20 years after his deployment,
he still suffers from joint aches and memory problems tied to his
Command Sergeant Major Gregg Peck is the longest serving enlisted
soldier in the Tennessee National Guard. He has achieved the highest
rank possible for an enlisted soldier and has served three combat tours
dating back to the 1970s and Vietnam.
Thanks to a hand written letter, we met a retired Marine living in East Tennessee who crossed paths with two presidents.
A free pre-college program based at the University of Tennessee proved a
confidence booster for an East Tennessee marine who moved from the
battlefield back to the classroom to earn his university degree.
An East Tennessee soldier says the government he pledged to fight to protect is battling him over health benefits.
An East Tennessee Marine who served in a groundbreaking unit was left
out of a ceremony honoring his fellow Montford Point Marines with one of
the nation's highest awards.
One Marine mom in Knoxville took it upon herself to ensure dozens of
U.S. troops serving overseas see a little piece of home over the
The Walkup family military service not only spans generations, it includes four brothers who all volunteered to serve.