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Day 192: 401st Civil Affairs Battalion

401st Civil Affairs Battalion – September 22, 2011

There’s been so much going on at General Sarge HQ lately that it’s been at times hard to keep up with posts. So, you could call today a catch up day!

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On September 10th both General Sarge and I were honored and privileged to attend the Dining Out night with the 401st Civil Affairs Battalion of the Army. We were invited to attend the dinner by SPC Tracy Bonzo who of course is a great friend of General Sarge. Now both General Sarge and I think one reason SPC Bonzo invited us was so she – along with PV2 Krystal Matsch – could ride in the Mustang.

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We had a fantastic time at the dinner and met incredible men and women all serving in the Civil Affairs Battalion from across New York State. Some of these brave men and women have served multiple tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan and it was a great honor to share a meal with them. SPC Bonzo is stationed with the Reserve Unit out of Webster, New York. Here’s Tracy, General Sarge and her Captain Tom Kasper and his wife Danielle.

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Day 118: Ready For Memorial Day Weekend

Ready For Memorial Day Weekend – May 28, 2011

This is what many consider the weekend when summer officially begins. Memorial Day Weekend has arrived. The first long weekend where we actually have nice weather. But, in the midst of the long weekend, lets not forget what this weekend is all about.

Day 118 - Memorial Day Weekend

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As you can see General Sarge and Master Sarge are all set to celebrate this Memorial Day Weekend as they’ve gathered pretty much every flag we have around the house! Since it’s a big celebration for military people General Sarge decided Master Sarge needed to pose for the pic of the day too.

While many people might be camping and others no doubt have bar-b-cues planned, Senator Michael Nozzolio from New York State, a major advocate for our military and veterans reminds us of what this weekend is all about;

“Memorial Day is a powerful reminder that the freedom we enjoy as Americans is not free, but paid for with courage, valor and sadly, the lives of thousands of our fellow Americans. On Memorial Day we remember those heroes who never returned and are grateful for those that did”.

New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio
54th Senate District

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