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Haslam to memorialize 7 service members

Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, First Lady Crissy Haslam, Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Tennessee Military Department Adjutant General, Major General Terry “Max” Haston will honor seven service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice at the state’s annual Memorial Day service on Friday, May 25, at 10:30 a.m. CDT on War Memorial Plaza in Nashville.
Private First Class Reese Gass of Greeneville was presumably killed on January 14, 1945 but was not identified until 2016 and was laid to rest on June 10, 2017.
Technical Sergeant William O’Kieff of Murfreesboro was presumably killed on November 27, 1970, but he was not identified until 2017 and laid to rest on June 17, 2017.
Staff Sergeant William Turner of Nashville was presumably killed on December 13, 1943, but was not identified until 2017 and was laid to rest on August 22, 2017.
Corporal Henry Andregg of Whitwell was presumably killed on November 20, 1943, but was not identified until 2017 and laid to rest on August 25, 2017.
Staff Sergeant Michael Nelson of Antioch was killed in the line of duty on August 15, 2017 in a UH-60 Black Hawk crash in Oahu.
Corporal Thomas Mullins of Harriman went missing on November 2, 1950 while serving in the Korean War. He was identified in 2017 and laid to rest on March 29, 2018.
Corporal Jason Hovater of Lake City was killed in action on July 13, 2008 during the Battle of Wanat in Afghanistan. Parents, Gerald and Kathy Hovater, will receive the Gold Star Family Proclamation.