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.
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.
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,