Thursday, December 11, 2008

News and notes

Baby boomlet: We've had this story up before but NBC News had a "feel good" piece on the Ft. Bragg baby boom. It's still a neat story.

The Fayetteville Observer covered the Special Forces awards ceremony yesterday:

By Henry Cuningham
Military editor

Staff Sgt. Morgan Ford had never been in combat before Nov. 2, 2007, when he was manning a .50-caliber machine gun on a truck, and his unit came under attack in Afghanistan.

“That was the first time I had ever been shot at,” Ford said. “It was an experience. I wouldn’t say I was scared. I think I was ready for it.”

On Wednesday, Ford received a Bronze Star for valor for that incident and two Purple Hearts for his service in Afghanistan with the 3rd Special Forces Group from Fort Bragg.

Ford, a 22-year-old communications sergeant, received three of the 116 combat-related awards given to 3rd Group soldiers at a ceremony at John F. Kennedy Auditorium, adjacent to the JFK Special Warfare Center and School.

The rest of the story can be found here.

And I am happy to say that I found an Army SGT asleep on the couch this a.m. He has a four day pass and got home of the really nasty weather that soaking the Beaches today.


MightyMom said...


Glad you got to come home Sgt Mark!!

enjoy your time off.

ABNPOPPA said...


Ask him if I get a Topps Trading card if he will autograph it for me. The last autograph I got was Babe Ruth's

Just kidding, I am not quite that old.

What is this yeehaw thing with MM. Must be something only Texan's do! LOL LOL