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Austin Peay State University history students put on strong showing at regional history conference

April 14, 2018

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Vietnam War—America’s first “rock and roll war,” as it came to be known—had a distinct soundtrack that continues to help define it.

That’s why Ken Burns’ 2017 documentary, “The Vietnam War,” featured music by Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix, and why The Rolling Stones’ hit, “Paint It Black,” shows up in Stanley Kubrick’s film “Full Metal Jacket.” Even Forest Gump marched through rain and muck to the sounds of Buffalo Springfield.

Austin Peay State University history students attend Regional Phi Alpha Theta Meeting.

Austin Peay State University history students attend Regional Phi Alpha Theta Meeting.

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USS LST-325 arrives in Clarksville Wednesday, September 6th

September 5, 2017

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – The USS LST-325, 328-foot-long landing ship tank, will arrive in Clarksville on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017. The ship’s arrival in Clarksville is one of the many activities that are part of Visit Clarksville’s Welcome Home Veterans Celebration.

The LST-325 will be open for tours beginning at 9:00a.m. on Thursday, September 7th through 5:00pm Friday, September 15th. The LST will depart from Clarksville on Saturday, September 16th, 2017.

USS LST-325 to dock in Clarksville Wednesday. Tours will begin Thursday.

USS LST-325 to dock in Clarksville Wednesday. Tours will begin Thursday.

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Field of Honor Tribute Flags Available for Order

August 24, 2017

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Individuals may order a 3′ x 5′ United States flag in honor, in memory or as a tribute to a loved one as part of Clarksville’s upcoming Welcome Home Veterans Celebration, September 13th-17th, 2017. All flags will be displayed in the Field of Honor – Veterans Tribute at Beachaven Vineyards and Winery, 1100 Dunlop Lane, September 14th-17th.

Flags in the Field of Honor Veteran's Tribute

Flags in the Field of Honor Veteran’s Tribute

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APSU students present at Phi Alpha Theta national conference

February 6, 2016

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University’s Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) history honors society has long been among the best in the country, recently winning Best Chapter of the Year Division IV for the seventh consecutive year.

Two members of the University’s chapter were chosen to join members of 77 other PAT chapters in presenting their historical research at the society’s biennial national conference, held January 6th-10th in Orlando, FL at the Walt Disney World resort.

APSU students Sara Alexander and Jennifer Keller with Phi Alpha Theta Executive Director Jack Turnstall at the PAT national conference in Orlando, FL. (Austin Peay State University)

APSU students Sara Alexander and Jennifer Keller with Phi Alpha Theta Executive Director Jack Turnstall at the PAT national conference in Orlando, FL. (Austin Peay State University)

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APSU welcomes authors, Vietnam War veterans Bud Alley and Jim Lawrence to discuss battle at Landing Zone Albany

August 30, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On September 9th, authors Bud Alley and Jim Lawrence will visit the campus of Austin Peay State University to discuss their experiences during one of the most violent clashes in America’s involvement in the Vietnam War.

The talk, scheduled for 4:00pm in the Sundquist Science Center, room E106A on the University campus, titled “The Ghosts of the Green Grass and Reflections on LZ Albany,” focuses on the battle at Landing Zone Albany. [Read more]

Decorated soldier awarded APSU ROTC CSM Darol Walker Award

May 2, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The recipient of the 2015 Command Sgt. Maj. Darol Walker Award at Austin Peay State University is ROTC Cadet Kevin Doss, a decorated career soldier.

Doss, born in San Antonio, Texas, graduated from Boerne High School in 2001 and attended the University of Texas from 2001-03. He will graduate May 8th from APSU with a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Military Science.

Cadet Kevin Doss is awarded the 2015 CSM Darol Walker Award at a breakfast on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Austin Peay State University. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

Cadet Kevin Doss is awarded the 2015 CSM Darol Walker Award at a breakfast on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Austin Peay State University. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

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APSU Military Alumni Chapter endowing scholarship honoring local veteran

November 16, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Military Alumni Chapter hosted its second annual scholarship endowment dinner on November 6th as part of the University’s Homecoming Week celebration.

During the event, the chapter honored retired Command Sgt. Maj. Sidney Brown, a Vietnam War veteran and active member of the Clarksville-Montgomery County community.

APSU President Alisa White, APSU Military Alumni Chapter President Joe Shakeenab, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Sidney Brown and his wife, Jimilla Brown. (Beth Liggett/APSU).

APSU President Alisa White, APSU Military Alumni Chapter President Joe Shakeenab, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Sidney Brown and his wife, Jimilla Brown. (Beth Liggett/APSU).

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Clarksville Montgomery County to hold Vietnam Veterans Breakfast in honor of the 50th anniversary of Vietnam War

March 12, 2013

Montgomery CountyMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government and the City of Clarksville will host a breakfast commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

All Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans are invited to attend. This event is set for Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:30am at the Wilma Rudolph Events Center at Liberty Park. [Read more]

Army Veteran Hubert Thomas to be Honored by House of Heroes this week

April 3, 2012

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – House of Heroes, Inc., a community-focused 501(c)(3) program, is coming to Clarksville on April 4th and 5th, 2012, to honor Sergeant Major (Ret.) Hubert Thomas and his wife, Mary Elizabeth.

The House of Heroes program honors military and public safety veterans and/or their spouses by repairing and improving their homes at no cost. Since its inception in 1999, the program has repaired over 450 homes nationwide. The Thomas’ house will be the program’s first project in Tennessee. [Read more]

APSU History Honor Society celebrates 50th anniversary

November 12, 2011

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In May of 1961, a group of young Austin Peay State University students, believing that they were living at the end of history, chartered a new campus honor society focused on studying the past.

“We thought we had missed all the great things,” Riley Darnell (’62), former Tennessee secretary of state and founding member of the club, said. “There would be no more wars.”

Associate professor of history Dr. Minoa Uffelman, APSU President Tim Hall, state Sen. Tim Barnes, former Tennessee secretary of state Riley Darnell, state Rep. Joe Pitts and PAT president Deanna Carter gather at the chapter’s 50th anniversary celebration. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Public Relations and Marketing).

Associate professor of history Dr. Minoa Uffelman, APSU President Tim Hall, state Sen. Tim Barnes, former Tennessee secretary of state Riley Darnell, state Rep. Joe Pitts and PAT president Deanna Carter gather at the chapter’s 50th anniversary celebration. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Public Relations and Marketing).

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