The First Militia Chapter and the Department of Military Affairs, FloridaNational Guard
hosted the 235th Army Birthday Celebration at St. FrancisBarracks.Approximately 100 guests witnessed a reading of the "SoldierCreed", a tribute to the U.S. Army by Commissioner Ray A. Quinn, participatedin singing of the Army Song, witnessed the identification of both the "YoungestSoldier" and "Oldest Soldier still wearing boots", and the traditional cutting of the Army Birthday Cake.BG (Ret) Richard Capps and CSM Mike Hosfordperformed the cutting of the cake.Both the youngest soldiers and the oldestsoldier still wearing boots assisted in the cutting.Refreshments were servedfollowing the cake cutting.
LTG William G. Webster,Commanding General ThirdU.S. Army was guestspeaker for our 4
Quarter General MembershipMeeting. He provided an in-depth account of the drawdown in Iraq and thetransition of both personneland equipment to theAfghan theater of operations.COL (Ret) Don Workmanand LTC Matt Johnson wereinstalled by BG (Ret)Richard Capps as Chapter President and First VicePresident.COL (Ret) Carl Smithpresented awards tomembers of the ExecutiveCouncil for their serviceduring his presidency.The chapter recognizedboth COL (Ret) Smith andhis wife Beverly for their contributions to First Militia.
MAY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
ATTENTION….Last Newsletter to be Printed and Mailed!!!!
Don Workman/ President Elect
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