A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect now through Monday afternoon as rain and snow effect travel. Valley locations can expect mainly rain, but if you are traveling east to the mountains you can expect 1 - 3" of snow. Traveling on the plateau, you will see rain change to snow Monday morning around 5am, North on I-75 into SE Kentucky look for a wintry mix to snow around 7am.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The last enlisted Vietnam veteran in the Tennessee Army National Guard has retired.
According to a news release from the guard, Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Peck joined the U.S. Army in 1970, at age 17. Two years later, he was operating heavy equipment, building roads, and setting up landing zones in Vietnam as a combat engineer with the 20th Engineer Brigade.
After 10 years of active duty, the Knoxville native joined the guard's 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment at Pigeon Forge. In 2004, he deployed to Iraq for 18 months as the squadron's senior non-commissioned officer. Peck returned to Iraq in 2010.
Peck officially retired on Sunday, when he turned 60.
At a recent ceremony, he was awarded the Legion of Merit and the Tennessee Army National Guard Distinguished Service Medal
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