The inaugural event of the Nashville chapter of the St. Louis-based Joshua Chamberlain Society went off beautifully Oct. 4 at the Richland Country Club.

Cpl. Justin McLoud

The inaugural event of the Nashville chapter of the St. Louis-based Joshua Chamberlain Society went off beautifully Oct. 4 at the Richland Country Club.

The inaugural event of the Nashville chapter of the St. Louis-based Joshua Chamberlain Society went off beautifully Oct. 4 at the Richland Country Club.

The non-profit society offers a support system for wounded veterans and their families. Pam and Don Ross of Brentwood hosted the silent auction and wine tasting.

The Joshua Chamberlain Society itself was founded in St. Louis by Randy Soriano, a graduate of Brentwood High School. Soriano was on hand at the sold-out event Saturday to support his hometown’s efforts to start a chapter here.

Also on hand were two of the veterans the St. Louis chapter supports. Josh Eckoff was the first veteran selected seven years ago. Justin McCloud, a triple amputee, was the fifth. The 7-year-old St. Louis chapter now supports seven veterans.

The Nashville chapter hopes to soon raise enough money to support its first veteran. Its goal is to follow the St. Louis chapter’s lead and to adopt an additional soldier every year.

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SCENE & HEARD: Chamberlain Society’s kick-off event