President Bush to honor Fort Campbell man

From Staff Reports

   President Bush will honor a U.S. Army veteran today who has volunteered his services with the U.S. Freedom Corps, an initiative created two years ago by the president "to engage all Americans in service to their neighbors and their nation", according to a White House press release.
   Billy C. Colwell, Sr. has been volunteering with the Fort Campbell Armed Services YMCA as chairman of the Board of Directors. Colwell raises awareness about YMCA programs available to soldiers and their families, assists with building maintenance and upkeep, raises funds to benefit YMCA programs, and works closely with the organization's executive director to help in any way he can, according to the release.
   Colwell also serves as president of the West Kentucky and Tennessee chapter of the 101st Airborne Division Association. Throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom, Colwell and his wife have volunteered to meet soldiers as they depart and return from service in Iraq to demonstrate community support and thank them for their service.
   Since January 2002, President Bush has met with more than 260 individuals around the country, like Colwell, who have volunteered with the U.S. Freedom Corps.