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
Rank: Captain Born: 16 August 1943 Died: 22 May 1969 County: Blount Hometown: Maryville Service Branch: Army Division/Assignment: 334th AHC, 145th Aviation Battalion, 12th Aviation Theater: Not listed Conflict: Vietnam Battles: Not listed Awards: 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 2 Bronze Star Medals, 24 Air Medals, 2 Army Commendation Medal, and 4… More