Rep. Chuck Fleischmann Statement on the Eightieth Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) today released the following statement in honor of the eightieth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, that led the United States of America into World War II.

“Eighty years ago, Americans across our nation awoke to the terrible news that the Japanese Empire had attacked American naval and air force service members and installations at Pearl Harbor. In that attack, 2,403 Americans sacrificed their lives in what would become America’s entry into World War II. We remember those who lost their lives eighty years ago and honor the service and sacrifice of the Greatest Generation who answered our nation’s call to protect freedom on battlefields around the world and the home front,” said Congressman Fleischmann. “Today, and every day, we rededicate ourselves to continuing the Greatest Generation’s work to preserve freedom, our democratic republic, and the ideals that America stands for.”

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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