Thursday, June 11, 2009
Winding down: No longer a Red Falcon
The battalion commander awarded Mark an Army Commendation Medal and gave him a great send off today. Battalion SGT Major also had some kind words. He received a couple of coins, which are a big deal in the Army. His leave papers are signed and tomorrow he stops by finance for his final out-processing and he heads home a civilian. For the first time in many years, he is no longer a Red Falcon.
Tonight, his friends are taking him out for a celebration, one tinged with mixed emotions and a little sadness. Men in combat experience a camaraderie that we can never understand. God bless them all.
Posted by Airborne dad at 7:36 PM