Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tears of Joy, Tears of Anguish at Ft. Stewart

Two stories involving soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division (3ID), whose members include medal of Honor winners Audie Murphy and Paul Smith.

The first is their homecoming. The 1st Brigade is arriving home this week and over the next couple of weeks.

Brown was part of the first Army division tapped for a third combat tour in Iraq. He was among 500 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Brigade returning Wednesday from a 15-month deployment to Iraq. The rest of the brigade of 4,000 troops will return in the next two weeks.

The second story reminds us of the cost of providing real hope and a chance for a better future.
Military authorities say four soldiers based at Fort Stewart have died from wounds suffered in a roadside bombing in Iraq.

These soldier are assigned to the 4th Brigade. I do not know when they are scheduled to return.

And meanwhile the National Heroes Tour continues to roll on. This time it is Kansas City. Somehow I think this reception is far different then the one they got in Minnesota.

Thanks to Uncle Jimbo from Blackfive for supplying all of these great videos.

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