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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.
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Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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