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To Save a Life

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kathy Cason Johnson has made a life-saving difference to her nation Kathy Cason Johnson grew up with a big heart and put it to work in her chosen field as a nurse, but it was a shocking tragedy that ignited an even

Burn, Baby, Burn

U.S. Army veteran Don Eklund reflects on his service amidst the flames of Vietnam Some of the most vivid stories from the Vietnam era center on events long after the din of battle has faded. They reveal glimpses into a soldier’s

A Time to Recast

Air Force veteran and attorney Aaron Kimsey found friendship and freedom on the water Some 500 miles due west of Knoxville, the teeming waters of Arkansas’ White River lure anglers from around the world to fish for trout—rainbow, brown,

Compassion in the Courtroom

Chuck Cerny’s Veterans Treatment Court vision is changing lives and destinies It doesn’t take long when talking with Jarod Correll to surmise that he’s a Marine at heart, a tough dude, a fighter, a “black-and-white guy,” as he puts it.

Water in the Blood

Knoxville’s Dale McCurry reached the pinnacle of US Coast Guard service while saving lives and training others Standing waist deep in the gently flowing waters of the Little River in Townsend, Dale McCurry is intent on making a perfect

Take Care of Your Troops

Retired US Army Major Tom Amidon is most proud of the cadets he trained and mentored for battle across the globe On November 11, 2020—Veterans Day—Tom Amidon awakens to a familiar blend of thoughts and emotions, rooted in his