Families of fallen soldiers get new home
The oldest surviving structure on the Fort Campbell Army post is now being used to help a different kind of survivor: family members of fallen soldiers.
Fort Campbell dedicated the Parrish House as the Survivor Outreach Services building as part of Military Survivor Appreciation Week.
The structure was built in 1833 and is a plantation-style farmhouse that has been home to all commanding generals of the 101st Airborne Division since 1947.
The Leaf-Chronicle reports the house was condemned when the sprawling post along the Kentucky-Tennessee border was constructed, but fate has intervened to save it time and time again.
Suzy Yates of Fort Campbell Survivor Outreach Services says she hopes it will be “a place of new beginnings and of hope” for families who use it.