Story + Photography by Tony Centonze
Fort Campbell Spouses' Club recently held a Farewell Scavenger Hunt Luncheon at F & M Bank's Franklin Room to say goodbye to Sandy Brennan and Mary Lou Royar, spouses of the DCGO and DCGS of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
Kimberly Winski, wife of newly installed 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Commanding General, Major General Brian Winski, and FCSC President Colleen Murphy took turns at the microphone, offering goodbyes and thanks to Brennan and Royar as they prepare to leave for their next posts.
Winski said, “Military families will say goodbye to more significant people in their lives by the age of 18 than most civilians will throughout the course of their entire lifetime.”
“Fort Campbell is truly our home,” Royar said. “We loved finding out we were coming back here, and we will miss it tremendously. But, I know all these people will stay in touch with us.”
Sandy Brennan was next to speak. Afterward she said, “I was very emotional up there. This is probably our last time here at Fort Campbell, and this makes me sad. This is such a fantastic place to live, and I'm going to miss it. I've made a lot of great friends here.”
The farewell speeches were emotional, but the tears were short-lived. As the speeches came to an end, the room once again filled with laughter. After lunch, guests began a scavenger hunt through the streets and shops of downtown Clarksville.