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On Wednesday, November 15, representatives from the Nashville Sounds and Tennessee 811 presented a donation of $4,000 to The Legion Fund at Fort Campbell.
During the 2017 season, the Sounds wore special military green jerseys every Sunday at First Tennessee Park. The donation money was raised through the annual military jersey auction hosted by the Nashville Sounds Foundation.
The Legion Fund is a charitable organization – out of Nashville – dedicated solely to assisting the soldiers and families of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) – ‘The Legion.’ The 5th Special Forces Group, organized in 1961 and located at Ft. Campbell since 1988, continues as the most highly decorated unit within the United States Army Special Forces.
Over the past fifty-plus years, ‘The Legion’ served in the Vietnam War, Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm during the Gulf War, Operations Restore Hope and United Shield in Somalia, Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn in Iraq, and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan
Throughout the day, Sounds and Tennessee 811 representatives toured the 5th Group compound with CSM(R) Mike Cunningham and CSM(R) Frank McFadden, along with Nancy Mullen, Legion Fund Advisory Board Member and 5th Group Gold Star widow.
In June of 2017, the Nashville Sounds Foundation was presented with a wooden Gladius by The Legion Fund. The wooden Gladius is traditionally presented within the unit to exemplary members of the unit or friends of the unit for their support of its soldiers and families.
The 2018 season will be the Sounds’ 41st in franchise history and fourth as the Oakland Athletics’ top affiliate. Season ticket memberships are available now by calling (615) 690-4487 or by visiting www.nashvillesounds.com.
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