Campbell County remembers four-star Normal Carl Stiner

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – LaFollette native and army icon Normal Carl Stiner died at age 85. Stiner was a four-star basic and served because the second Commander in Chief of the USA Particular Operations Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Power Base in Florida.

Stiner was born in LaFollette on Sept. 7, 1936, in response to the Campbell County Veteran Affairs Workplace. Throughout his time serving, Stiner was concerned within the seize of terrorists within the Achille Lauro hijacking and helped with all particular operations actions throughout Operation Desert Storm, the workplace mentioned.

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann took to Twitter to deal with Stiner’s passing, saying he was heartbroken to listen to the information.

Rep. Tim Burchett additionally launched a press release, saying “hero simply doesn’t fairly cowl it.”

As Campbell County native, Sheriff Ronnie Goins remembered the good honor it was to name Stiner a buddy.

“It might be about farming, might be about his tractors, might be about issues happening on the earth. We talked about my job duties so much. We’d speak about that so much and the way robust it’s.” mentioned Goins as he recollects the conversations that they had collectively.

Goins went on to name Stiner an “American hero” and “a staple right here in Campbell County“.

Again in 2009, Stiner spoke with WVLT about his historical past of service, sharing a message the epitomizes how proud he was to serve.

“There’s issues better in life than materials blessings and the best honor in my judgement that may be bestowed upon one is serving their nation,” mentioned Stiner in 2009.

Stiner additionally helped co-author the 2002 novel Shadow Warriors: Contained in the Special Forces with Tom Clancy. He was additionally a recipient of the Freedom Basis Award and the Distinguished Alumnus award from Tennessee Tech College, his alma mater. The Army ROTC workplaces on the college had been renamed in his honor because the Carl W. Stiner Management Middle.

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