Bill Sites, owner of Sites Jewelry in Clarksville, Tenn., recently joined other local business owners and citizens to help military families posted at Fort Campbell, Ky. Serving as co-chair of the Military Affairs Committee of the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce, Sites played a key role in giving “Operation Eagle’s Nest” its wings.
Sites and other community leaders set out to create a fund to support organizations that assist families of soldiers assigned to Fort Campbell. The fund evolved out of concern that some units might be overlooked in the “Adopt-a-Unit” program, a sponsorship that pairs businesses with units at Fort Campbell. A minimum goal of $1 million was set for the campaign. The project was praised by Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning during a session of the U.S. Senate on March 4, 2003.