Organization honored for helping soldiers

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An organization that helps the families of Fort Campbell soldiers while they are deployed overseas is getting recognition from area leaders as it struggles financially.

The Leaf-Chronicle reports Operation Eagle's Nest was recognized recently by Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.

They issued a joint proclamation to commend the 10-year-old organization on its efforts to support military families assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and other units assigned to the sprawling post on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. They said that effort also helps support the communities surrounding the post.

The organization was spear-headed by Clarksville businessman Ed Rufo. Its formal mission is to assist soldiers and their families who are assigned to Fort Campbell.

Rufo says despite funds being tight, the organization continues to help.

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