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Fans of TNA Wrestling know him as Crimson, but he's also a Ft. Campbell veteran that served two tours in Iraq, and knows first hand the difficulties of life after war.
"It's a very very hard transition to go from living in a foreign country and seeing some of the stuff the soldiers see and doing some of the things they do, to come back where things are 100 percent different," Crimson said.
That's why he and his fellow wrestlers hit the canvas Sunday afternoon at the Fellowship Church in Clarksville for "Quest for the Crown," a fundraiser to help his brothers and sisters in arms.
"As a member of the community here in Clarksville and a former soldier myself, I thought, 'what a great opportunity to give my time out here and make the best of it,'" Crimson said.
The organization he his fellow wrestlers were raising money for Sunday is Clarksville's S.A.F.E., which offers a number of services to soldiers and their families.
"Whether it's soldiers, veterans or their family members, we provide support services and counseling," said Jodi McCullah, the director of S.A.F.E.
McCullah said organizations like Soldiers and Families Embraced, are important now more than ever because of tough economic times.
"It's for free," McCullah said. "They don't have to use their insurance, which is really important right now. We have a lot of people int this area who are struggling because of 12 years of deployments.
"For this organization to be involved and to help out the veterans is very important and I'm happy to be a part of it," Crimson said.
Event organizers estimate they raised more than $300 for the S.A.F.E. organization Sunday.
Monday, October 29 2012, 12:16 AM CDT
Body found in Percy Priest Lake
May 25, 2013 20:14 GMT
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in Percy Priest Lake in Middle Tennessee.
WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/16gYKys) reports officials with Metro Police, the Office of Emergency Management and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were at the scene Saturday at Hole In The Wall Island. The body was reported to authorities about 11 a.m.
TWRA officials say they believe the deceased man is a boater who disappeared in the lake two weeks ago.
Police said the agencies coordinated with each other to get a boat in the water and recover the body.
Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/
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