A former Fort Campbell soldier is going to spend a year in jail.
Judge Mike Jones sentenced 29-year old Jamel Jamerson Monday for two counts of vehicular homicide and a DUI.
Thirty-two year old Morofu Aremu was a passenger in a car driven by Jamerson in 2009 in Clarksville. He was killed when the car slammed into a tree. Aremu was also a Fort Campbell soldier.
Jamerson will spend seven years on probation after his jail term.
About three months remain until the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team is set to return to the local post from completing a nine-month mission in Afghanistan.
Among the hundreds of soldiers assigned to the brigade, soldiers from the 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor, continue to lead the way in training their Afghan counterparts in taking over security in Northern Afghanistan.
Lieutenant Colonel Taylor says he receives weekly updates on how his soldiers are doing and that he is proud of their accomplishments.
A Fort Campbell soldier was killed Sunday in Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense says 39-year old Warrant Officer Sean Mullen of Dover, Delaware died of wounds sustained in an improvised explosive device attack. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Campbell.
The military has made it tougher for soldiers to get away with using synthetic drugs.
Officials at Fort Campbell say commanders now have police powers during investigations for bath salts and other substances. The new policy is granted by Army Secretary John McHugh. Soldiers using the drugs can be ordered to take urine tests, a power previously restricted to civilian police.
Memorial Day has come and gone, but one Pembroke Church has found a creative way to encourage families of men and women currently serving in the military.
The Pembroke United Methodist Church will hold a “We Care” cookout Saturday from 5 until 8, according to church member and Fiscal Court Magistrate Jack Lackey, who says families of deployed Fort Campbell soldiers are invited to attend.
Lackey says there will be plenty of food and fun for adults and children alike at the East Nashville Street church.
Anyone needing more information should call 270-475-4174.