"The Veteran Nextdoor" is a new TV series from Tellico Village Broadcasting

Ninety-five-year-old WWII Veteran recounts his experiences as an army glider pilot.

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - TELLICO VILLAGE, Tenn. - Jun 05, 2017 - Frequently, those who served our nation are our next door neighbors, yet many of us don’t know their stories, or even the fact they served. The new Tellico Village Broadcasting series will change that lack of knowledge for residents of Tellico Village through its new series “The Veteran Next Door.” The objective of the series   is to tell the stories of veterans of foreign wars who live in Tellico Village a retirement community located in East Tennessee about 30 miles west of Knoxville.

The premiere episode of “The Veteran Next Door, ”  features Hilary (Ozzy) Osborn WWII second Lieutenant and glider pilot.  Ozzy tells us details that only someone who has lived through historic events can relate, such as where was he when he learned the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor.

Ozzy shares with us an intimate look of events that took place more than 70 years ago to a twenty-year-old young man from Nashville, Tennessee.

We learn that even though Ozzy was a licensed civilian pilot he did not qualify to be either an Army Air Force Pilot or Naval pilot. Why? Because he had 20/30 vision in one eye.

His career overseas takes us aboard   one of the fastest luxury liners in the North Atlantic which had been converted to a troop ship.  He recounts recollections of the trip which took him and thousands of comrades to the theater in North Africa.  He ferried glider planes to Sicily. Next, his unit was in England, where he sat out D Day. Eventually Ozzy saw action at Operation Market Square, the dramatic European combat that was a near fiasco.  We then learn from him what happens to a glider pilot in combat after a successful landing. He is handed a firearm and becomes a buck private.

Plans are to introduce more veterans who live next door, and hear their stories. According to Ray Wright, Tellico Village Broadcasting station manager, “Our objective is not to glorify war, but to provide our viewers with stories from veterans that help us understand how they saw the world when they went to places that were far away.

Residents in Tellico Village can view this episode of The Veteran Next Door at on Spectrum Channel 193 at 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Anyone can view it online anytime at https://vimeo.com/219165125.

About Tellico Village Broadcasting: Tellico Village Broadcasting is a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers. It’s web site is  http://www.tellicovillagebroadcasting.org

TVB broadcasts announcements of upcoming events and produces recorded video programs related to Tellico Village people and activities. These announcements and programs are viewed on Charter Cable 193; on our website home page, and on monitors at local Tellico Village facilities.

TVB is supported by and a component of the Tellico Village Property Owners Association. Our well-equipped recording and editing studio is located at 210 Chota Road; upstairs in the Public Safety Building. Our staff meetings are conducted on Tuesday mornings. Recordings are made on a scheduled basis.

About Tellico Village: A breathtaking location, outstanding amenities, exciting lifestyle, and a home of your choice will help you understand why “it’s better at Tellico Village.” Purchase an existing home, buy an available lot and build your dream house or find a condominium or town home to start experiencing everything that is special about our community. Tellico Village homes and lots can fit everyone’s price range.

Tellico Village is located outside of Knoxville, Tennessee on beautiful Lake Tellico. The Tellico Village has eight neighborhoods located in two adjacent counties, Loudon (ZIP 37774) and Monroe (ZIP 37885). All the neighborhoods provide ideal locations for a new retirement home.

New residents who are looking to build can take advantage of the community’s preferred builders program. The eight preferred builders all have constructed numerous homes in Tellico Village, many from the early years of the community.

Other new arrivals find the right home, but decide it requires a personal touch. There are five preferred remodelers who take pride in delivering professional renovations from a new bathroom to a full home redo on time and on budget.

For those prospective residents who wish to visit Tellico Village, we offer three day/two night discovery tours as well as day tours. For more information see http://tellicovillage.org/discovery-package/

Source : Tellico Village Broadcasting
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