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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1st Joseph “JL” Tucker Memorial Award

September 13, 2017  Madisonville, Tennessee

Taylor Thomas, Vietnam Veteran and Outreach Officer for Vet to Vet Tennessee presented his son, Judge Dwaine B. Thomas, with the first Joseph “JL” Tucker Memorial Award.   After receiving the award the Judge responded “Thank you for the award. But the real heroes are you all and the men and women dealing with the ravages of PTSD. I appreciate all that you all do and I am proud to be able to help in any small way.”

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Monroe County financially supports Vet to Vet TN

September 6, 2017 Madisonville, Tennessee

Monroe County has been innovative and substantial partners of Vet to Vet Tennessee (V2VT) for almost three years.  V2VT and Judge Dwaine B. Thomas have been developing a Veterans Court since October 2014 and opened the court to the first justice involved veterans on January 14, 2015.

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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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