Monday, June 10, 2013

Scotto




Happy Birthday

SCOTTO 

On May 24th we attended 198th Infantry Brigade Graduation.  Scott had completed his training at the United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence in Ft Benning, GA.  Because it was the Memorial Day weekend, the ceremony was especially meaningful.  The graduation was two days.  The first day was the “Turning Blue Ceremony”. Mack shared this link on his Facebook  page :

The Infantry Blue Cord is presented to all qualified infantryman in the U.S. Army at the end of their Initial Entry Training. Officers commissioned into the infantry receive their Blue Cords at the end of the Infantry Officer Basic Course (IOBC)

Mack was there to put the blue cord on Scott at the  “Turning Blue Ceremony”.

It is hard to believe he earned his 10 years ago. 

The Infantry Graduation takes place at the National Infantry Museum. We had the opportunity to spend some time there when we visited Scott for Family Day. It was quite an experience.  You can learn and even experience through the eyes of a soldier  wars from 1898 to present. I really hope my dad can go there sometime.  He would love it.

It was quite an experience.  You can learn and even experience through the eyes of a soldier  wars from 1898 to present. I really hope my dad can go there sometime.  He would love it.

{Scott is in the 2nd row from the left 2nd from the front}


We were honored to hear from Brigadier General David B. Haight for the Graduation and Memorial Day Ceremony.

They have taken grass from our countries different battle fields  
to have placed in the grounds here. 
You can see in the picture above.



Thank you Cheryl Joy for taking all of the wonderful picutres!


Happy Birthday Scotto! 
You  have  made us  proud




1 comment:

Marci said...

Still so sad we missed it but glad that everyone else could go and that Cheryl took such gorgeous pictures of it all!