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Service & Sacrifice: Second Chance Saviors

“They came to my rescue," said Vietnam veteran Melvin Oggs about the legal and emotional support he received from fellow veterans through Vet to Vet Tennessee. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice | “No way I’m gonna make it. It’s just impossible"

Army veteran Kyle White received the Medal of Honor for what he remembers was the worst day of his life. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: 9/11 Combat Camera veteran

The first video camera allowed inside the Pentagon after the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, was in the hands of an Air Force veteran with ties to East Tennessee → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: Wounded and frustrated

“I’ve really been disgusted over the whole thing," wounded veteran Michael Trost said reacting to the American evacuation effort underway in Afghanistan. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: 12,000 miles and counting

Ronald Myers has for the last 12 years has spent almost every day clocking 4 miles a day on his walks. → Read More

One year. One elementary school. One historic pandemic.

A 10News documentary highlights the challenges and successes of South Knoxville Elementary throughout the 2020-2021 school year during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: Uncovering War Records

“Dear Mr. President.” A military daughter curious about the World War II service of her father penned a letter to a U.S. President. → Read More

I-40 Shootout: The fugitive, the chase and 12 seconds of gunfire that changed everything

A Florida fugitive vowed he'd never go back to jail. On the night of July 14, 2020, on a busy section of I-40 in downtown Knoxville, he got his wish. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: A soldier honored decades after his death on duty

“It was just a powerful and meaningful day,” said Dean Parker about the recent addition of his father’s name on the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: A wartime promise kept

“In Vietnam I made a promise to God, that if I could get out of there, I will do my best to be a servant,” said Ron Brewer, a wounded veteran shot five times at war. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: Honoring more than 2,000 military funerals and counting

Campbell County Honor Guard founder Hugh Hatmaker is marking 30 years in his volunteer role. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: More veterans seek mental health help

“I’ve learned how to recognize my triggers before they escalate," said Joshua Crawford — a military veteran undergoing therapy for anxiety. → Read More

New author Bill Haslam cautions against 'angry spirit' gripping U.S., urges path of grace for all

Haslam wrote "Faithful Presence" in midst of COVID-19 crisis. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: 100-year-old WWII veteran pilot describes crash landing in English Channel on D-Day

B-24 bomber pilot Captain Jerry Neal said he had no reason to believe he'd survive any of his 35 combat missions. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: A dual mission of service

“How can I make things a little bit better today?” The first question Major Stephanie Welch asks herself at the start of every day. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: French Broad Veterans Memorial Park

“This would be a great opportunity to thank a veteran," said Navy veteran Marilyn Childress asking for donations to build a new park in East Knox County. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: “Young, dumb, and innocent.” -Self-description of a C-130 combat pilot

A C-130 pilot described his “rude awakening” when he first flew into Vietnam. What he thought were fireworks celebrating his arrival, was enemy ground fire. → Read More

Service & Sacrifice: “Easy Mission” turns dangerous above Iraqi desert

The war journal from a navigator of an F-111 fighter jet describes life in the cockpit during the opening days of Operation Desert Storm. → Read More

Some community members say Knoxville stadium deal would be a "swing-and-a-miss" for taxpayers

Critics of the downtown stadium project say public money would be better spent on education, community safety, and roads. → Read More

'The People's Park': Randy Boyd shares vision of proposed $65M stadium project

In addition to the stadium, the businessman says he's assembled a group of investors ready to spend $140 million in private development at the site. → Read More