For Catholic veterans, 9/11 changed trajectory of their military careers

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Deacon John Krenson, retired colonel in the Tennessee National Guard, poses next to the American Flag Sept. 9, 2021, at Operation Standdown in Nashville, Tenn. Deacon Krenson served in the Tennessee National Guard from 1986 to 2016. (CNS photo/Katie Peterson, Tennessee Register)