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Recognize faculty and staff who served, Day 1

Meet Mr. Vereen and Mr. Newlin
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Each year on November 11, the United States recognizes veterans who served in one of the Armed Forces. Because of the proximity to Fort Campbell, Clarksville is home to many hundreds, if not thousands, of veterans. West Creek has its share of veterans as well.

In recognition of the faculty and staff who served, The Coyote Caller would like to profile these brave men and women. Up to Veteran’s Day, we will introduce readers to two veteran’s a day and let them explain in their own words the significance of serving.

Today, meet Mr. Toby Vereen, the library media assistant, and Mr. Jonathan Newlin, a physical science teacher and cross country/track coach.

Mr. Vereen

Contributed by Mr. Vereen

Question: Which branch of the military did you serve? Can you be specific about which group, company, brigade, etc.?

Answer: “Army, Charlie Company 2nd Aviation Regiment (AMC), 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, XVIII Airborne Corps, 12th Aviation Brigade, 75th Field Artillery Brigade (75th FAB), 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment (AH-64) “Lightning Horse,”101st Airborne Division”

Q: Why did you choose to enlist in this particular branch?

A: “I chose the Army because my dad served in the Army.”

Q: When did you enlist?

A: “I enlisted in 1996.”

Q: Why did you enlist?

A: “I enlisted because I wanted to have a career and retire.”

Q: How long did you serve?

A: “21 years.”

Q: What would say to students who are thinking about enlisting?

A: “I would say give it a shot and give it your best.  If you like it stick with it.  Another thing is you will be very young when you finish your 20-year career if you decide to stay that long.”

Contributed by Mr. Newlin

Mr. Newlin

Question: Which branch of the military did you serve? Can you be specific about which group, company, brigade, etc.?

A: “Army, 91W Combat Medic (1999-2009), 31B Military Police Officer (2009-2016) [1999-2016 17+ yrs] Was assigned to numerous units during my 17+ yrs of service. Those included armored, aviation, military police, and infantry units. Deployed six times total to Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Q: Why did you choose to enlist in this particular branch?

A: “Joined the Army as a Combat Medic because I wanted to provide to those in need.  Later earned a commission as a Military Police Officer.”

Q: When did you enlist?

A: “Enlisted in 1999.”

 

A huge thank you to Mr. Vereen and Mr. Newlin for your service.

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