Knox County District Attorney General - Charme P. Allen

Profiles in Courage – In Recognition of Our Military Veterans

Posted: 11/9/2015Feature Photo

While we know that words cannot adequately express our enduring appreciation, in recognition of Veteran's Day, we extend a huge "THANK YOU" to all Veterans of the Armed Forces, including the following current members of the District Attorney General's Office, for their honorable service and sacrifice for America: Sam Bounds, William Crabtree, Mackie Harper, Kenneth Irvine, Jr., Leland Price, Hector Sanchez, and Willie Santana.

Administrative Officer Sam Bounds

Branch of Service:  United States Marine Corps
Years of Service:  1968 - 1990
Rank:  Chief Warrant Officer - 2  (CWO-2)
Where Stationed:  San Diego, California; Vietnam; Parris Island, South Carolina; Quantico, Virginia; Hawaii; Okinawa, Japan; Camp Pendleton, California; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Albany, Georgia
Reserves or Active Duty: Active Duty
Wartime Service:  Vietnam, June 1969 - June 1970
Honors/Awards:  Navy Achievement Medal with Combat "V", Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Republic of Vietnam Citation Civil Action Color, Republic of Vietnam Citation Civil Action Gallantry Cross, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, HonorAir 2015 Recipient as a Vietnam Veteran


Deputy District Attorney General William Crabtree

Branch of Service:  United States Marine Corps
Years of Service:  1962 - 1966
Rank:  Corporal
Where Stationed:  Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
Reserves or Active Duty:  Active Duty
Wartime Service:  N/A
Honors/Awards:  N/A


Criminal Investigator Mackie Harper

Branch of Service:  United States Army
Years of Service:  1960 - 1963; 1976 - 1994
Rank:  Command Sergeant Major (Presidential appointment; highest rank as enlisted soldier)
Where Stationed:  Ft. Jackson, South Carolina; Ft. Gordon, Georgia; Ft. Meade, Maryland; Germany; Panama; Saudi Arabia
Reserves or Active Duty: Both
Wartime Service:  Promote Liberty/Panama; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait; Southwest Asia Cease Fire; Desert Storm; Desert Shield
Honors/Awards: Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Non Commission Officers Professional Development Ribbon with #3 Affixed, Overseas Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Ribbon with Affixed Service Star, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Assault Badge, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, Army Achievement Medal


Assistant District Attorney General Kenneth Irvine, Jr.

Branch of Service:  United States Army
Years of Service: 1980 - 1986
Rank:  Sergeant; Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) was 71D, Legal Clerk
Where Stationed:  Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana; First Regular Duty Assignment at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Served with the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Served with the 2nd Infantry Division in Republic of Korea for about 14 months; Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia for nine months; Volunteered to join the 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia 
Reserves or Active Duty:  Active Duty
Wartime Service:  N/A
Honors/Awards:  Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Parachutist Badge, and Jungle Expert Badge


Deputy District Attorney General Leland Price

Branch of Service:  Tennessee Army National Guard
Years of Service:  1999 - 2007
Rank:  Captain, Judge Advocate General's Corps, Administrative Law Officer for 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Tennessee Army National Guard
Where Stationed:  Headquarters Troop for 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Knoxville, Tennessee and Balad Ruz, Iraq during deployment 
Reserves or Active Duty:  Served primarily part-time in Tennessee National Guard; served on active duty from June 2004 to November 2005 during deployment as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom III
Wartime Service:  Operation Iraqi Freedom III, June 2004 - November 2005
Honors/Awards:  Combat Action Badge, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Bar Army Achievement Medal


Assistant District Attorney General Hector Sanchez

Branch of Service:  United States Marine Corps
Years of Service:  2005-2009
Rank:  Sergeant / Security and Transportation to Commanding General (Lieutenant General)
Where Stationed:  Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina, and Norfolk, Virginia with Marine Forces Command
Reserves or Active Duty:  Active Duty
Wartime Service:  Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, October 2008 - May 2009
Honors/Awards:  Marine of the Year, Marine Forces Command, 2007; Navy Achievement Medal, Joint Service Meritorious Unit Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Sea Service Deployment Medal, NATO Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal


Assistant District Attorney General Willie Santana

Branch of Service:  United States Army
Years of Service:  2000 - 2003
Rank:  Sergeant; Imagery Intelligence Analyst
Where Stationed:  Ft. Gordon, Georgia
Reserves or Active Duty:  Reserves
Wartime Service:  Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, 2002 - 2003
Honors/Awards:  (Unit Awards) Member of a MASINT (Measurement and Signature Intelligence) analysis team that received a Meritorious Unit Citation from the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency for their work supporting Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom; (Individual Awards) Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 'M' Device, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

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