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.
Spending time with family and friends is something many people take for granted, but for Fort Campbell soldiers, it’s a welcome treat that they cherish.
Army veteran, Captain David Dunn with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team’s Public Affairs Office explains what he planned to do this Memorial Day.
Captain Dunn adds as he celebrates with family and friends, he knows all too well that time with loved ones is precious and that there are hundreds of military families who suffered a loss.
As area residents celebrate Memorial Day with friends and family, hundreds of Fort Campbell soldiers remain deployed in harms way.
Veteran Army Sergeant Joe Padula of New York with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team’s Public Affairs Office says he is thankful this year to be able to take advantage of all the local activities and deals.
Staff Sergeant Hunter’s death marked the first within the ranks of Army journalists to be killed in action since September 11th 2001.