Nearly 150 attend the first Saturday of March event. WLAF’s Charlie Hutson shares photos.

The morning’s guest speaker was Captain Bill Robinson, a true American hero.

By Charlie Hutson

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The gym at the First Baptist Church of Jacksboro served as the venue for Saturday morning’s monthly veterans breakfast. Upwards of 150 people turned out with lots of veterans and their spouses attending, in some cases, both served.

Rhonda Longmire and the folks at Community Trust Bank provided and served breakfast.

The morning’s guest speaker was Captain Bill Robinson, a true American hero. Robinson is a retired United States Air Force captain and former POW. The captain was a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War for more than seven years. See Robinson’s full story HERE on demand from WLAF.

A good heaping of food and fellowship was dished out.

(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/04/2024-6AM)  


One Reply to “Large turnout for Saturday’s veterans breakfast”

  1. Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1148 appreciates the support of Community Trust Bank, First Baptist Church of Jacksboro, Roger McCarter, Campbell County Commissioners, local Boy Scout Troops and all others for making these monthly breakfasts such a success. Its a great honor for our veterans to receive such recognition. Chapter 1148 is currently offering free lifetime membership to any honorable discharged Vietnam Era Veteran. If you served between Aug. 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975 you are eligible. I stress Vietnam Era, you didn’t have to serve “In Country” to be eligible. You can pick up an application at the Veteran’s Service office at the corner of Cumberland Ave and E. Central Ave. If you have any questions you can contact me at 423-489-2792.
    Ed Housley
    Chapter 1148
    Vietnam Veterans of America

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