On a very cold day the US Army retired 17 Soldiers.
Mine was one of them.
The program read like this:
Seargeant First Class Stephen D. B. entered the service on 18 June 1993. He served overseas tours in Korea, Germany, Iraq, and numerous stateside assignments. SFC B retires after 20 years of service. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal, 3rd Award; Army Commendation Medal, 4th Award; and the Army Achievement Medal, 4th Award. At the time of his retirement, SFC B served as Signal Intelligence Supervisor, 15th Military Intelligence Battalion, 500th Military Intelligence Brigade, Hawaii, with duty at Fort Hood, Texas. SFC B is being recognized for his exceptional meritorious service from 18 June 1993 to 1 July 2013.
(the Meritorious Service Medal awarded at retirement is his 4th MSM)
Here are a few photos. I wish you could see the cold!
|Talking about how this is all going to go down.|
|SB receiving Retirement Certificate and Meritorious Service Medal|
|General, SB, HB, Command Sgt Major|
|CSM said: You knew it'd be a "cold day" when he retired. I laughed heartily.|
|Standing here, freezing, in a semi circle with all the retirees and escorts singing the Army Song!|
|4 Alvin Boys: SB, JC, BK, BL|
|7 Alvin Kids!|