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VETERANS TREATMENT COURT “LEAVE NO VETERAN BEHIND” MISSION OF THE VETERAN’S TREATMENT COURT The mission of the Veteran’sTreatment Court is to successfully habilitate veterans by diverting them from the traditional criminal justice system and...

Happy New Year !

All our Veterans at DAV Chapter 117 wish everyone a Happy New Year ! Thanks for your support.

Veteran of the Month – Dec 2014 – Robert (Bob) Hines

Joined the Army in July of 1977 Basic and Advanced training at Ft Knox, KY, Received a temporary promotion to Corporal E-4 and assigned as a tracked vehicle trainer at Ft Knox. On to Basic Airborne school in Ft Benning, GA then assigned to the 4/68 Armor at Ft Bragg,...

Veteran of the Month – Nov 2014 – Richard (Moon) Larkin

Enlisted Navy aug 13th, 1943 age 17 boot camp : sampson bay. new york boston mass : fargo receiving oct 10th, 1943 commission heavy cruiser….USS QUINCY CA 71 Dec 14th shakedown cruise ; South America Normandy invasion june 6th 1944 battle at Cherbourgh France...

DAV Chapter Meeting 90 E Spring St Veterans Building

  I wish to thank all our members and vistors for attending our Chapter Meeting Saturday , 1 Nov 2014, with the nasty weather. Our first meeting at the Veterans Hall. Special thanks goes out to Welcome Home Our Hero’s Foundation, Inc., Patrick & Barbara...

New Meeting @ Veterans Building E 90 st, Cookeville

 This is a reminder about the upcoming events for our Chapter. Cooking on the Square: Friday, Oct 31st, we will need volunteers to man the tent and maybe cook. 0830 coffee and conversation, meeting starts at 0900. First meeting @ Veterans Hall, 90 E Spring St, bring...

Military Information

  The following information is provided by the “Fort Campbell Retiree Bulletin/ 2014”:    “Preparing for the Inevitable”       Although most people would rather not talk about it, the issue of what needs to be done upon a retiree’s death is relevant and should be...

2nd Annual Welcome Home Our Hero’s / Charity Golf Tournament

Date: Sept 13, 2014 Time: Registration starts at 6:30 am. Shotgun at 8:00 am. Place : Fairfield Glade Golf Club- Heatherhurst Course, Crossville. Entry Fee: $75.00 per/person / $300.00 per foursome includes: green fees, cart,range balls, cash prizes for closest to the...

Veteran of the Month – Lightning Joe

Lightning Joe was born in the Smokey Mountains of Joe, North Carolina.  The town was named after his dad, also a veteran, but of WWI.  He was born in 1889 and served in France in 1916-17.   When Lightning Joe was two, his dad went to prison in Jackson, Michigan...

Chapter 117 will have new vehicle 18 June 2014

Great news Cookeville Chapter 117 has received our new Vehicle. Vehicle is at  Alvin C York Hospital getting title completed. Vehicle should be operational last week of June. Scheduling will be completed and pronounced to the public...

Veteran of the Month – Ray Teagarden

  All during Ray’s childhood, he longed to become a sailor. On March 12, 1950, his 17th birthday, he joined the US Navy. Ray spent three months in Boot Camp in San Diego, California at which time the Korean War started. He then attended Machinist Mate School in...

Honoring WWII, Korean Veterans and Widowers

Disabled Veterans, Cookeville Chapter 117, Cookeville will be honoring  WWII, Korean Veterans and Widowers on May 16th, 2014 from 4:30 to 6:30 @ Life Church 2223 N Washington Ave. Come join us to celebrate these Heroes. We will have barb-b-Q and drinks. Let others...

April DAV Chapter 117 Meeting

We had a great meeting for Chapter 117 Sat 4/5/14. We were blessed to have sixteen visitors. Great information from our guest speakers. (see minutes) Good information passed out reguarding our progress with our transportation vehicle. We had volunteer traing for being...

Scottish Rite Club Fund Raiser

Scottish Rite Club of Cookeville had a pancake fund raiser breakfast for our Disabled American Veterans, Cookeville Chapter 117. It was a great success ! We thank all that came and all that helped. Our funds go to Veterans that need help. Thank you Harold Simcox for...

Veteran of the Month Cookeville Chapter 117

Commander Mike Thompson, U.S. Navy (retired) served on active duty for over 34 years, enlisting in July 1969. His service spanned from the Viet Nam era thru the beginning of Operation Iraqi Liberation when he retired from the Pentagon in September 2003. His first 10...

Veteran of the Month – Cookeville Chapter 117, Tn

Captain Leo Falardeau, U. S. Navy (retired) served on active duty for 41 years from February 1972 till his recent retirement. His service spanned from the Cold War / Viet-Nam era through Operation Iraqi Freedom. His first 11 years was spent as a nuclear trained...

NEW WORLD WAR II MEMBER

WELCOME OUR NEWEST MEMEBER MASTER SERGEANT ALFRED HOLMES. ALFRED HOLMES RECEIVED THE AMERICAN DEFENSE SERVICE RIBBON ASIATIC-PACIFIC THEATER RIBBON W/ONE BRONZE STAR FIVE OVER SEAS SERVICE BARS GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL ONE SERVICE STRIPE MANY SERVICE ACCOMODATIONS WE HONOR...

Mid Winter DAV Conference

GOOD CONFERENCE, ATTENDED THE CHAPTER SERVICE OFFICER COURSE ALONG WITH LEO FALARDEAU AND STEVE GUIONNAUO. PHOTO IS WITH DIVISION COMMANDER LAWRENCE MORRIS, 4TH DISTRICT COMMANDER LARRY REDWINE AND 5TH DISTRICT COMMANDER LARRY...

Holidays

From Disabled American Veterans Cookeville Chapter 117, Tn – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...

Chapter Meeting

Reminder DAV Chapter 117 will meet this Saturday, 2 Nov 2013 @ 2223 N Washington Ave. Hot breakfast will be at 0830 hrs,  meeting at 0900 hrs.