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Visiting writer, retired command sergeant major to visit Aug. 2

CSM William D. Kirk Kirkpatrick will read from his latest book, It All Counts On Twenty, a fictional account of his years in the U.S. Army, next month at APSU.

Kirkpatrick, a 1978 APSU alumnus, will present his work from 3-5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 2, at the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill, 751 N. Second St.
CSM William D. “Kirk” Kirkpatrick will read from his latest book, “It All Counts On Twenty,” a fictional account of his years in the U.S. Army, next month at APSU.

Kirkpatrick, a 1978 APSU alumnus, will present his work from 3-5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 2, at the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill, 751 N. Second St.

Kirkpatrick retired from the U.S. Army in 1975, after 26 years of service in 25 countries and 48 states. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division, the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, the 11th Airborne Division and the 101st Airborne Division. He also helped start the Reserve Officers Training Corps at APSU and was senior instructor from June 1971-June 1975.

His honors include the George Washington Medal from the Freedoms Foundation, Life Fellow of the Florida Kiwanis Foundation, Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Bronze Star, Master Parachutist Badge, Glider Badge and Combat Infantryman's Badge.

Kirkpatrick's book signing and reception are sponsored by the Austin Peay State University National Alumni Association. The event is free and open to the public.

His other book signings will be held at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 5, at Uffelman Estates; 7 p.m., Aug. 6, at Borders Books, Governor's Square Mall; and 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Aug. 7-8, at the Main PX at Fort Campbell.
—Rebecca Mackey