About General Sarge

General Sarge Build-A-Bear

At the age of 10 we gave our son, Benjamin, and my Mom, Nana Helen Jeffrey, Christmas Gift Certificates for Build-A-Bear Workshop.

For as long as we can remember, Ben has always wanted to join the Army so it really came as no surprise that his teddy bear was the Sarge bear. On his 18th birthday in August 2010, he joined the Army as an active duty soldier. He headed off for Basic Training at Fort Benning, GA in January 2011 with an MOS of 11-Bravo Infantry Division. He graduated from Fort Benning on April 28-29, 2011.

Through the years what was the original Sarge bear from the BABW collection saw a lot of wear and tear. For Christmas 2010 we decided it was time for Sarge to get a new uniform. Little did we know when we bought the new uniform, Sarge was receiving a promotion from just plain Sarge to General Sarge.

Ben instantly recognized the promotion!

Ben with His General Sarge Bear 01

Ben and I then decided it would be fun to chronicle the daily life of General Sarge while he’s away. So what you will find on this blog are the Chronicles of General Sarge.

Staying Army Strong!
Dr. Rus

5 responses to “About General Sarge

  1. This is really great that while Ben is off with the Army we will be able to follow the trials and tribulations of General Sarge with you and Ben! General Sarge must be making all the folks at Build a Bear proud and the US Army should be happy too!

    Look forward to watching the adventure unfold! – Good Luck!

  2. Major Hank
    Twitter: SemperFiHank

    As a Mustang (a Marine that was enlisted before he became an officer) I appreciate the well deserved promotion of General Sarge. Folks sometimes are at a loss how to best keep in touch with their loved ones when they join the military. I love your creative efforts and your pursuit of Ben, he’ll appreciate this and you’re creating a beautiful legacy that the family can participate in. I look forward to stopping by from time to time and now I’ve got some motivation and perhaps another great idea for our own family. With Utmost Respect ~ Semper Fi, Major Hank Salmans
    USMC (Retired)

    Good Luck Ben! I know your family is proud!!

  3. Lynda Morrison

    Just lovin’ General Sarge & not only his background history , but the adventures & should I say , the ‘escapades’ , ahead !!!
    Do Private Benjamin Jeffrey , proud , ‘General Sarge’ , & keep up the good PR for us in your line of duty !!!
    Three Cheers , Aunt Lynda
    God bless you , Ben !!!

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