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25th Infantry Division (Light) &

U.S. Army,Hawaii
America’s Pacific Division
Release number: 2003-07-03
July 2, 2003

4th of July Welcome Home Ceremony

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS – About 50 soldiers representing eight units from the 25th Infantry
Division and U.S. Army, Hawaii will be honored in a welcome home ceremony on Sills Field at
7 p.m. on the Fourth of July prior to the fireworks extravaganza.
“I’m extremely proud of what these fine soldiers have accomplished. Each a volunteer, they
answered our nation’s call to fight the global war on terrorism,” said Maj. Gen. Eric T. Olson,
commanding general, 25th ID and USARHAW. “Their actions prove this division is a trained and
ready force capable of performing our mission and true to our motto-Tropic Lightning: Ready to
strike, anytime, anywhere!”
Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, the
Aviation Brigade, 45th Corps Support Group, 65th Engineers, Division Artillery, 125th Military
Intelligence Battalion and platoons from the 2nd and 3rd Infantry Brigades represented the Tropic
Lightning Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Most of these soldiers were attached to the 3rd Infantry Division or the 101st Airborne Division
as they participated in combat operations in Iraq.
The soldiers have expertise in more than 12 military occupational specialties including field
artillery, aviation, combat engineers, infantry, military intelligence, logistics and public affairs.
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