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Update! Local Veteran receiving Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award

Veterans of Foreign Wars All-American Post 10904 is proud to announce that Howard Thompson has been selected to receive the prestigious Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award for 2020.

Thompson, who served in Vietnam as 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is Quartermaster of VFW Post 10904 as well as Commander of DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Coffee County Chapter 90. He is also a member of American Legion Gold Post 78.

He has served as Master of Ceremonies and program advisor on countless veterans events including VFW-sponsored Vietnam-era Veterans Honors Dinners and Fairs; and local Memorial, Patriot Day and Veterans Day Programs.

Thompson is a Grand Mason in the Masonic Lodge, past Master of Highland Lodge 214, and a member of Al Menah Shriners; and staunch supporter of the Tullahoma Lions Club and Shriner’s Childrens Hospital.

Owner of Thompson’s Jewelers in Tullahoma, he is the President of the Tennessee Jewelers Association and past President of Tennessee Jewelers of America.

Now in its 13th year, the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award is an initiative from Volunteer Tennessee that seeks to recognize outstanding volunteers from each of Tennessee’s 95 counties.

VFW Post Commander Kimberly King notes: “I believe there is no one who is more devoted to the community, or to our veterans, than Howard Thompson. He is involved in every program or project that we organize, and he works tirelessly despite owning a business and working full time.”

For more information and to stay current on the latest VFW news, visit our website at www.vfwpost10904.com

Manchester VFW Post 10904 130 Shelton Road Manchester, TN 37355

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. He is currently the play by play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders on The Rooster 101.5. Lucky has done play-by-play for 3,500 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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