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Military Matters

Herbi-Systems owner volunteers for 14th year at Arlington Cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va. — A Bartlett businessman is among the leaders who donate their services and their time to preserve the grounds of historic Arlington National Cemetery each July at the annual Renewal and Remembrance (R&R) event. Herbi-Systems Inc.’s owner Kenny Crenshaw, known for his war on weeds in the greater Memphis area, recently supervised about […]

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CSM Campbell to retire at June 24 ceremony

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Command Sergeant Major Elige Campbell Jr. — originally of Birdsong, Ark., and now a Bartlett resident — will be honored at a retirement ceremony at the VFW in West Memphis, Ark. The event 2ill be at 5 p.m. June 24. He is retiring from the U.S. Army after 32 years of active duty. Campbell Jr. entered […]

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Remembering fallen heroes

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MTSU senior Army cadets commissioned

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MURFREESBORO — Graduating senior Army ROTC cadets, including one from Bartlett, were commissioned on May 5 at Middle Tennessee State University. It has been one busy semester for all the young men and women preparing for military careers while juggling academic pursuits. Sixteen cadets were in a formal ceremony including guest speaker Robert Harris, a retired U.S. […]

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Navy base to host Sexual Assault Awareness Month Walk

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MILLINGTON — Naval Support Activity (NSA) Mid-South has announced that Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month will take place during the month of April and will feature the 4th Annual Lance Cpl. Suzanne Collins Lantern Procession on April 6. The event is open to the public and does not require base access. It will be […]

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Marine Corps League to honor 50th anniversary of Bartlett hero’s death

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The Sgt Walter K. Singleton Detachment #476 Marine Corps League will host a special remembrance ceremony on the 50th anniversary of when Singleton died. The St. Walter K. Singleton Memorial Day will be at 11 a.m. March 25 at Veterans Park in Bartlett. The park is adjacent to W.J. Freeman Park at the corner of […]

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Marines honor their own for 99th birthday

The Bartlett Walter K. Singleton Marine Corps League celebrated a Marine veteran’s 99th birthday with him Monday. The Pipe and Drum Band and rows of Marines in dress blue were there to honor Louis J. Lenti, a Bartlett resident. Lenti, a former Marine, was a private first class who joined before World War II and […]

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American Legion Post 249 encourages Bartlett’s honoring of veterans

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Editor’s note: This series will run weekly throughout 2016 to highlight Bartlett’s history in honor of its 150th anniversary this year. In the mid-1980s a group of concerned and proud veterans would meet in various places in the Bartlett area to discuss their military experiences and issues facing veterans. Veterans like Stanley Hushen Jr., William […]

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Honoring our vets

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The Mid-South honored its veterans with celebrations the week of Nov. 11. ABOVE: Tony Looney, at left, and Mr. McCaskey joined other veterans, their families and other citizens in Bartlett at the 2016 Veterans Day service. They were attending the event in Veterans Park, located at the corner of Bartlett Road and Bartlett Boulevard, at […]

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At a Glance for Nov. 10, 2016

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Bartlett to honor vets in Nov. 11 ceremony Mayor A. Keith McDonald and the Bartlett Board of Aldermen invite the public to attend Bartlett’s Veterans Day Ceremony in Veterans Park, located at the corner of Bartlett Road and Bartlett Boulevard, at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11. Citizens wanting to purchase bricks at the park […]

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Marine reflects on being drone operator

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For five years, Sgt. Christopher Braddock called the United States Marine Corps home. He worked multiple jobs for the Corps before he was finally assigned to operate a Silver Fox UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle). Braddock enjoyed flying drones while he was in the Marine Corps and felt he was doing something important for his fellow […]

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$19.25M of West TN Veterans Home funds raised to date

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From the rattle of pocket change hitting a Mason jar to corporate checks so big they ought to be printed on poster board and photographed for posterity, the West Tennessee Veterans Home Project in Arlington is accepting all the generous support local residents want to give. “This is definitely going to happen,” said Holly Swogger, […]

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