Local 8 Now WVLT | Knoxville, East Tennessee | News, Weather, Sports

WWII vet honored at home where he spent final days


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A big recognition in Knoxville on Saturday. The Disabled American Veterans dedicated a bench in honor of a WWII recipient.

The veteran, Joe Humphrey, passed away back in December, but his family was at the Ben Atchley State Veterans Home for the dedication ceremony.

"The number here was surprising to us. I'm sure it for our family as well. We really are so appreciative for this memorial bench dedication today and we just can't say thank you enough to everybody. We really appreciate it," said Humphrey's grandson Gilbert Campbell.

Humphrey lived at the veterans' home just before he died.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 213993251 - local8now.com/a?a=213993251