The Vietnam War 10 part series on PBS – Watch out for triggers

September 15, 2017 PBS Vietnam War TV series and the Wall That Heals

This past Sunday 9/17/17 East Tennessee PBS began the broadcast of “The Vietnam War”, a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.  Additionally, “The Wall That Heals” a traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica and mobile education center will be in Knoxville October 4 – 8, 2017.

Vietnam veterans watching this series or visiting The Wall That Heals may feel the need to share their thoughts, feelings and opinions with others, but have limited avenues to do so. 

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AMVETS Post #22 Joins Council

September 3, 2017 Maryville, Tennessee

The Sgt. Michael H. Ferschke, Jr  AMVETS Post 22 (Post) is one of the newest post in Tennessee, yet it is one of the most active and productive veterans service organization.

On September 1, 2017 the Knoxville Regional Veterans Mental Health Council acknowledged the extraordinary work and dedication of the leadership & members of the Post.  The Council and the VA believe the Post is an important positive influence in the Blount County and their position on the Council will benefit not only the veterans and their family in Blount County but also the veterans in the VA Mountain Home Healthcare systems in eastern Tennessee. Council AMVETS POST 22 letter.

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New Celebrate Recovery in McMinn County

September 3, 2017 Englewood, TN

The Englewood Church of God kicked off their inaugural Celebrate Recovery(CR) program Sunday evening.   This the third CR in the Tenth Judicial District in Tennessee and the first in McMinn County.

Senior pastor support from Englewood Church of God’s Pastor Scott and inspired by CR Ministry Leader Starlit Johnson, the Englewood CR began with fellowship and refreshments at 6:15 PM, Worship at 6:45 PM with Biblically-based teachings and music (awesome band), followed by testimony.

Heather Mills was the guest speaker who shared her amazing journey from darkness into light.

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V2VT Vietnam War Commemoration Event in Tellico Plains

September 2, 2017 Tellico Plains, Tennessee

V13ION and Vet to Vet Tennessee (V2VT) collaborated again for the 7th annual V13ION bike ride in Tellico Plains, TN in honor of Chubbs Lambert.  The annual event offered hope, provide Training, eliminate stigma, raise awareness and most importantly SAVE LIVES…

Go to V13ION’s Facebook for more information:

Chuck Lambert sent an update on August 22, 2017.  Click here to read Chuck’s update.


 V2VT members, Barbara Scott, Linda Fletcher, Randy Scott, Taylor Thomas, Vern Vargo and Ed Junod presented Vietnam Era and Vietnam Veterans with their Vietnam War Commemoration presidential  proclamation and lapel pins.  Click here to photos of the 2017 event  V2VT also presented four Certificates of Honor to 4 Korean War Veterans and one World War II Veter