Day 102: On Sand Hill

On Sand Hill – April 30, 2011

We have arrived back home to General Sarge HQ. Well, General Sarge’s human-owner is on his way to Idaho to see his big brother, but General Sarge, along with myself and Sandra have arrived home. What a trip! We had a great time and it was wonderful spending time with Ben since we hadn’t seen him since January.

Day 102 - On Sand Hill

Image by drrus2000 via Flickr

Today is pretty much a quick post since we’re all tired and plan to crash out here very soon. But I did figure I would get a quick post up today since I missed yesterday.

This is the main 198th Infantry Brigade sign on what’s known as Sand Hill at Fort Benning. This is where Ben spent the past 15 weeks. The barracks he stayed in were to the right of the sign. While he recognized it was all hard training to become part of the infantry, he is very happy with his “life choice” and is now ready to report to his unit at Fort Lewis, WA in mid-May.

Of course it seemed very appropriate to snap a picture of now PVT Benjamin Jeffrey with General Sarge standing by the main sign for the regiment he was with during basic training. I think they both look rather spiffy in their dress uniforms!

Lots and Lots and Lots of Pictures

We took lots of pictures while we were away. Not only at the Turning Blue Ceremony on April 28th, but also at graduation on the April 29th too. We also visited the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning. There are just too many pictures to put into one post, so I plan to make separate photo sets in the General Sarge main set on Flickr. When I get the pictures posted I will link from the General Sarge site here to the Flickr site where you can see all the pictures.

Day 102 - Delta Company 2nd Battalion 19th Inf...

Image by drrus2000 via Flickr

For now however, here’s a little teaser picture! This is a picture of Delta Company 2nd Battalion 19th Infantry Regiment. There were 214 men in this company that graduated. This was PVT Benjamin Jeffrey’s company. They’re looking very proper all standing at attention saluting.

Not only did we take lots of pictures at graduation, Turning Blue and the museum, but we also made a stop at a Build-A-Bear store in Atlanta too! The staff was great and I’ll put up pictures of that visit as well. In the meantime, it’s time for some rest!

As Delta Company 2nd Battalion Always Declared – Rock Force!

Staying Army Strong,
Dr. Rus

2 responses to “Day 102: On Sand Hill

  1. I can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures. It looks like a good time and reminds me of when I graduated from Basic and AIT, which are still some of my proudest moments ever. Congrats to Ben! He is looking sharp in his Dress Blues (which I must admit I am slightly jealous because I don’t have them yet). 🙂
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    • Hey Tracy!

      I was going through all the pictures some last night. If all goes well I might get some posted onto Flickr later today. As for the dress blues – Ben’s Platoon was the only Platoon that had to wear the long sleeve shirts too! It was hot! The other three platoons wore the short sleeved white shirts. But Ben’s Drill Sgt said he wanted to see the white cuff at the edge of their jackets when they saluted. (They did look the best). 😉

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