Weekly Writing Challenge: Person, Place, Thing
This is a little about SGT Keith Hale, the recipient of this years Mikefest donations. Thank you for writing this TiAnna – MRSGT Keith Hale joined the Army after 9\11 to stand up for the country he loves.
He has been married to his wife TiAnna for 10 yrs and they have 3 amazing kids Zach, Kaley and Nathan who is autistic.
Keith 1st deployed with the 1/115th Shelbyville in 2005 for 15 months to TQ, Iraq, where he was a scout truck driver.
His 2nd deployment was with the 278th HHT RFS to Mosul, Iraq and was now a truck commander for the scout truck (scout trucks go out in front of the convoy).
Over the deployments there were many close calls.
In June 2010, he was having some issues with dizziness and vomiting but he would push through to continue the mission.
On June 5th, they were coming into FOB Spiecher there was a wreck and a lot of confusion.
He fell from the back of the MRAP and received a brain injury and spinal nerve injury that caused damage to his right leg.
He still carries the nickname deadleg.
He still has many uphill battles, medically speaking, but will continue to soldier up.
SGT Keith Hale medically retired on February 27th 2013.
Homestead of Byron and Missy Russell and Family
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Hard-rock bands from the Nashville and Clarksville areas will perform at the fifth-annual Mikefest on Saturday, May 4, to raise money for Sgt. Keith Hale and his family.
The outdoor event, at 3825 Old Dover Road North in Woodlawn, just south of Fort Campbell, will feature several hard-rock bands from the Nashville/Clarksville areas.
Bands confirmed to play include: Mindset Defect, Killing Grace and Transcend the Fallen.
Although admission is free, donations are accepted, and all proceeds will go to Sgt. Keith Hale and his family. Hale was wounded in Iraq during June 2010.
Several vendors will be selling food and drinks, and raffles and live music will be provided for crowds to enjoy during the festival.
Each year, hundreds of people attend to show their support for local music and businesses and America’s troops. This is an all-ages festival, and families are welcome. Violence, gang colors and drugs are strictly prohibited.
Mikefest is a free, annual event created by Byron and Melissa Russell in remembrance of Michael Charles Russell, who passed away during their vacation while on a ride at Disney World, due to a non-diagnosed heart condition. Rather than mourning Michael’s passing, they now celebrate his life by remembering him through this fundraiser, which benefits a different charity each year.
“Since the passing of our son, Michael, in 2006 we have received a tremendous amount of support from the Clarksville, Fort Campbell and Woodlawn communities. So in 2008, we decided to stop mourning his loss and celebrate his life with local charities each year,” the Russell’s said.
Vendors / Crafters Apply for this year’s Mikefest Concert
All non-food vendors / crafters. No set up fees. Just a Donation for the Raffles.
This year’s local cause is for Wounded Warrior, SGT Keith Hale
Contact: Emmanuel or Tammye Green @ 931-552-9598, Verizon 270-881-2911 or Verizon 518-435-5455
More Information about Mikefest @ https://www.facebook.com/Mikefest2013?fref=ts
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