The Fort Campbell Survivor Outreach Services partnered with Fort Campbell Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation to host several events for Military Survivor Appreciation Week. The annual Run For The Fallen event wrapped up the appreciation week with hundreds of participants.
The run was an opportunity for the community to get together to honor the memories and sacrifices of the men and women who gave their lives serving their country. Surviving families were able to celebrate the life of their loved ones.
Participants had the option of a 2.35 miles or a 1.3 mile course starting from the Town Center Park, both offering views of several memorials around base.
For Kamber Good and her two children, Jonathan and Kyah, it was their first year participating in the run. Kamber lost her husband, John T. Good on October 7, 2011 to brain cancer. He was 28-years-old.
“He battled hard,” Kamber said. “There’s a possibility it could have been caused from the equipment he worked with here at Fort Campbell.”
The two were high school sweethearts and had been together for over 13 years. Kamber was pregnant with their daughter when he was diagnosed in 2007.
Fort Campbell took great care of the Good family and that’s why the family has remained in the area.
Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) demonstrates the Army’s commitment to Families of the Fallen. The mission of SOS is to provide enhanced services to these Families. SOS utilizes a holistic and multi-agency approach to delivering services to Survivors by providing services to the Garrison and communities closest to where Families live. SOS allows the Army to better identify the needs of others touched by the loss of a soldier.