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Day 108: National Infantry Museum – Family Room

National Infantry Museum – Family Room
May 9, 2011

This post had to be one all by itself. I’ve already dedicated an entire post and photo album to the National Infantry Museum which is located pretty much on the Fort Benning base. But the post for today General Sarge assured me required a post of its own.

Day 108 - National Infantry Museum Family Room

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As we looked around the museum we suddenly discovered an amazing room that shows not only the support for the military and infantry, but also for families. What an incredible room dedicated to military families! You can well imagine the excitement as General Sarge discovered a room exactly where his heart and compassion is Рcentered around encouraging families.

The main brochure about the National Infantry Museum says this about The Family Gallery – “The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center recognizes the fact that young Soldier’s family makes no less of a sacrifice in their love and support of him. A mother must let her son make his own choices and children must tiptoe around stressed parents and learn to love a Dad they know only by voice or photographs”. ¬†The above picture is General Sarge standing at the feet of the mother and son sculpture that greets you as soon as you walk into the Family Gallery.

That in and of itself is breathtaking.

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Day 107: Infantry Graduation Day!

Infantry Graduation Day – May 6, 2011

“We Build Infantrymen”

After the Turning Blue Ceremony on Thursday, April 28, it was time for Graduation Day for the United States Army 198th Infantry Brigade on Friday, April 29. This was an amazing graduation ceremony with lots of people held on the Soldier’s Field behind the National Infantry Museum.

Day 107 - Formation of Troops - Delta Company

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Ben was part of Delta Company 2nd Battalion 19th Regiment. This is a picture of his company all lined up on the field. In Ben’s Company there were a total of 214 men. However, this is just a small glimpse of the actual size of the graduating class. In all a total of 614 men graduation from five different Battalions making up the entire brigade of graduates.

The graduation started at 9:00am and we showed up early to get

Day 107 - 2-19th Infantry Insignia

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a good seat. As you can see General Sarge was quite interested in the various insignia’s of the different Battalion’s represented in the graduation. But, it didn’t take him long to find the one for Delta Company!

Here he is pointing, or should I say “paw-ting” at the insignia of his human-owners company. Once again this was a very proud day for us. We had no idea there would be so many men – turned Infantry soldiers graduating with Ben on this day.

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