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Moving to Fort Campbell and the Home of the 101st ABN ?

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Did you know that there are more military home owners in the vicinity of Fort Campbell than any other military post?

Did you know that our average home is in the $160,000's?

Did you know that most people from the 101 st and Fort Campbell and Campbell Army Airfeild that retire stay here?

Did you know that our community Clarksville is military friendly? Knows how to serve our soldiers undetered by deployments overseas or conus.

Are you coming to Fort Campbell and need that personal service? We are here to help you in your transition to make it as seamless as possible because you have enough on your mind to worry about a move.

Let us be your guide and bring you home.

Ed DeChristopher
Fredericksburg Realty, Inc. - Fredericksburg, VA
CRS Fredericksburg VA

Glad to read that Clarksville is finally Soldier friendly.  That has not always been the case Sir.

In the early '60s I was a member of the 101st (a Geronimo).

On one Saturday morning my wife and I went to Clarksville to shop.  I parked our car and off we went.

Upon return to our car I saw that a tow truck was hooked up to it.  There was a policeman nearby.  I told that policeman that there was no need to tow my car because I was here.  He replied that I was illegally parked and he had "turned the car over" to the tow truck driver.  I then spoke with the tow truck driver and he (graciously) lowered our car and unhooked it.

I went back to the policeman and asked why he had given me a ticket.  He pointed to the sign and said nothing.  The sign read "No Parking Weekdays between ________ and _______" and remember I wrote earlier that it was a Saturday.  Needless to say I was a bit angry but held my (usually loose) tongue.

My wife and I decided that we should appear in court rather than mail in the $10 fine.

When I went before the judge (all dressed up in my Class A uniform) I answered "Not Guilty" when asked how I plead.  "Explain why" the judge responded.  "Well, sir, this ticket was issued on a Saturday and Saturday is on the weekend" was my reply.  "Does not that sign read No Parking Weekdays? and tell me son, is Saturday a day of the week?" he asked.

Nuff said?

Jan 26, 2008 03:55 AM
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

Sounds like a bad joke, Ed!  Honestly, I was anticipating a different ending to your story.   When my husband was deployed to Vietnam and I was in California, 3,000 miles away from home, I knew the Officer's sticker on my car was an invitation to the war protestors for vandalism. 

Charles, I'd love to add you to the Military Base directory for Fort Campbell, if you're interested.  Just go to http://activerain.com/blogsview/335948/Last-Call-for-Military to read the critiria, and put your info into comments of the appropriate post.  This woould be a qualifying post - you'd just have to tag it "military relocation" and make sure you mention Fort Campbell or military relocation in your profile.


Jan 27, 2008 11:51 PM
Charles Pecka
Keller Williams Realty - Clarksville, TN

Ed and Margaret,

A lot of things have changed in Clarksville since Ed was here last, I retired from the 5th Special Forces Group(ABN) 10 years ago. Clarksville has become a soldier friendly area and is the home of the highest ratio of Military home owners in the nation. Must be the neighborhood or something to cause that.

Fort Campbell used to be 90% of the economy here but that has changed to about 47%

6 of 10 Army retiree's remain here upon retirement so we must be doing something right. Come on back and visit us for old times sake. I'll buy the coffee at the PX

Jan 28, 2008 07:48 AM