Veterans

June 12, 2017
 

Vet Briefs June 12

Remains of World War II soldier returning home to Tennessee

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ The recently identified remains of a soldier killed in Europe during World War II are returning home to Tennessee.

Army Pfc. Reece Gass of Greeneville was serving with the 3rd Armored Division in Belgium when enemy fire destroyed his tank in 1945. While investigators found remains of a solider in a tank in 1947, repeated efforts to identify them were unsuccessful until earlier this year.

The 20-year-old Greene County native had been interred at the American Cemetery in Luxembourg with a headstone reading: “Here Rests in Honored Glory a Comrade in Arms Known but to God.”
The Tennessee Department of Veterans Services says Gass’ remains arrived at the Tri-Cities Airport in Blountville, Tenn. Burial with full military honors was set for Cross Anchor Cemetery in Greeneville June 11. AP




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Courtesy photograph

Col. George Day advanced to the rank of brigadier general

Courtesy photograph George Everett “Bud” Day was a U.S. Air Force colonel and command pilot who served during the Vietnam War. He is often cited as being the most decorated U.S. service member since Gen. Douglas Mac...
 
 

VA commits $17 million to expand Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program

The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs is taking action to address Intimate Partner Violence by earmarking $17 million in funds to support Veterans in need. The funds will strengthen IPV Assistance Programs in VA facilities nationwide. “VA recognizes that intimate partner violence is a health issue faced by many veterans and their families,” said Acting...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua

74 years later, spirit of D-Day lives on

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua Paratroopers descend upon Sainte-Mère-Église, France, June 3, 2018. The D-Day memorial airdrops involved paratroopers from the U.S. Army and other Allied nations. “Soldi...