751st Bomb Squadron, 458th Bomb Group, based in Glatton, England. Aircraft B-17G with serial number 43-38854 departed from England on an objective bombing mission to Hopsten in Germany. Moderate, very accurate flak was encountered in Münster envelope of fire, where A/C… More
In the valley of Second Creek, just west of the busy commercial district of Knoxville, they stand silent and vigilant. Stone sentinels in platoon strength parade on an acre of grass amidst an industrious, noisy city. Arrayed in two squads… More
Lance Corporal Estel Huskey was the first Sevier County casualty of the Vietnam War. He was killed in action in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam on May 4, 1966. He served with the Third Marine Division and was from Sevierville,… More
Corporal James Trenton Jones, from East Tennessee, served with the 117th Infantry during World War I. During his valiant service he was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross; the United States second highest medal for valor that can be… More
Top Places to Visit after Moving to Knoxville, TN by Ryan Cox on Feb 14, 2017 Knoxville, Tennessee, was first settled in 1786 and quickly became Tennessee’s capital city. After the Civil War, Knoxville grew into a booming manufacturing and… More
First Lieutenant Saunders, United States Marine Corps, made the ultimate sacrifice on June 17, 1970 when his plane crashed in inclement weather during a routine mission near Yakota Air Base, Japan. The bridge dedicated in his honor is the one… More
The L&N STEM School 9/11 held a Remembrance event and ceremony at the Memorial and then placed patriotic “pinwheels” they had created during class on the Lawn just south of the Memorial.
Born 15 September 1892, Knoxville, Tennessee Richard F. Kirkpatrick volunteered his services to the U.S. Army May 29, 1917. First assigned to Company F, 138th Infantry, 35th Division, and later transferred to Company L, 306th Infantry, 77th Division. Embarked for… More