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Fort Campbell leaders take time to honor two soldiers who shed blood for our country.
The Army post plays a key role in defending America, and now two more men wear the Purple Heart.
Fort Campbell soldiers know that service often involves sacrifice.
Staff. Sgt. Richard McLain and Vietnam veteran Donnie Roach have seen it first hand.
"We truly know what it means to walk through the shadow of the valley of death," says Staff Sgt. Richard McLain.
McLain was wounded in Afghanistan when an IED detonated six feet away from him.
As he received his Purple Heart, his mind was on the men with whom he served.
"We saved each others lives in valley. We lost a lot...a lot of friends," says Staff Sgt. McLain.
Sgt. Donnie Roach says receiving his Purple Heart marks one of the best days of his life.
He was wounded 43 years ago in Vietnam when he came under a heavily armed attack.
"Early that morning just everything came unglued, and RPG's and mortar rounds," says Donnie Roach.
Both men have friends who didn't come home. They say those who died now live in their memories forever.
It's why they each have a profound appreciation for those who serve our country.
"Pray for our troops and support our military wherever and whenever you can," says Donnie Roach.
Staff Sgt. McLain says he witnessed seven IED blasts and was wounded by three of them.
Now he wears a Purple Heart. It's an award he never hoped to earn, but he is proud to wear.
"Freedom does come at a price, a very strong price," says McLain.
Both Richard McLain and Donnie Roach are native Tennesseans.
McLain lives in Stewart County, and Roach resides in Portland.
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Wednesday, March 20 2013, 12:40 AM CDT
Tenn. Powerball ticket worth $1 million
May 19, 2013 18:44 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Powerball ticket sold in Tennessee barely missed winning a share of an estimated $590.5 million prize. But the ticket has a nice consolation prize worth $1 million.
Officials say the Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold in Chattanooga.
There's no word yet on who won.
A Powerball ticket sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., matched all six numbers selected Saturday night for the estimated $590.5 million prize. It's the highest Powerball jackpot in history.
The winning numbers were 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball of 11.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.