• Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons, commanding general for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, awards Sgt. 1st Class Roberto Orozco, soldier from the 57th Military Police Company, with his Sgt. Audie Murphy Club medallion during the quarterly Sgt. Audie Murphy Club of Hawaii Induction Ceremony, Oct. 16, aboard the logistical support vessel 7, the Staff Sgt. Robert T. Kuroda.

    SAMC Hawaii inducts four, continues tradition of excellence

    Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons, commanding general for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, awards Sgt. 1st Class Roberto Orozco, soldier from the 57th Military Police Company, with his Sgt. Audie Murphy Club medallion during the quarterly Sgt. Audie Murphy...

  • Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons, commanding general for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, speaks to a crowd of soldiers during the quarterly Sgt. Audie Murphy Club of Hawaii Induction Ceremony, Oct. 16, aboard the logistical support vessel 7, the Staff Sgt. Robert T. Kuroda.

    SAMC Hawaii inducts four, continues tradition of excellence

    Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons, commanding general for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, speaks to a crowd of soldiers during the quarterly Sgt. Audie Murphy Club of Hawaii Induction Ceremony, Oct. 16, aboard the logistical support vessel 7, the Staff Sgt...

  • (From left to right) Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons, commanding general for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, 1st Sgt. Derick Graham, first sergeant for the 25th Transportation Company, Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Hunt, senior enlisted adviser to the 8th TSC, and Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Woodring, senior enlisted adviser to the 8th Military Police Brigade, pose for a photo after Graham received his honorary induction into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club during the quarterly SAMC of Hawaii Induction Ceremony, Oct. 16, aboard the logistical support vessel 7, the Staff Sgt. Robert T. Kuroda.

    SAMC Hawaii inducts four, continues tradition of excellence

    (From left to right) Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons, commanding general for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, 1st Sgt. Derick Graham, first sergeant for the 25th Transportation Company, Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Hunt, senior enlisted adviser to the 8th TSC...

  • First Sgt. Derick Graham, first sergeant for the 25th Transportation Company, shakes hands with Sgt. 1st Class Johnny Petteway, before Graham is presented his honorary induction into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club during the quarterly SAMC of Hawaii Induction Ceremony, Oct. 16, aboard the logistical support vessel 7, the Staff Sgt. Robert T. Kuroda.

    SAMC Hawaii inducts four, continues tradition of excellence

    First Sgt. Derick Graham, first sergeant for the 25th Transportation Company, shakes hands with Sgt. 1st Class Johnny Petteway, before Graham is presented his honorary induction into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club during the quarterly SAMC of Hawaii...

  • (From left to right) Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons, commanding general for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley Cross, senior enlisted adviser to 728th Military Police Battalion, Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Hunt, senior enlisted adviser to the 8th TSC, and Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Woodring, senior enlisted adviser to the 8th Military Police Brigade, pose for a photo after Cross received his honorary induction into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club during the quarterly SAMC of Hawaii Induction Ceremony, Oct. 16, aboard the logistical support vessel 7, the Staff Sgt. Robert T. Kuroda.

    SAMC Hawaii inducts four, continues tradition of excellence

    (From left to right) Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons, commanding general for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley Cross, senior enlisted adviser to 728th Military Police Battalion, Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Hunt, senior enlisted...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley Cross, senior enlisted adviser to 728th Military Police Battalion, passes beneath the noncommissioned officer swords as an honorary inductee during the quarterly Sgt. Audie Murphy Club of Hawaii Induction Ceremony, Oct. 16, aboard the logistical support vessel 7, the Staff Sgt. Robert T. Kuroda.

    SAMC Hawaii inducts four, continues tradition of excellence

    Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley Cross, senior enlisted adviser to 728th Military Police Battalion, passes beneath the noncommissioned officer swords as an honorary inductee during the quarterly Sgt. Audie Murphy Club of Hawaii Induction Ceremony, Oct. 16...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Toese Tia, senior enlisted adviser to the 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, passes beneath the noncommissioned officer swords as an honorary inductee during the quarterly Sgt. Audie Murphy Club of Hawaii Induction Ceremony, Oct. 16, aboard the logistical support vessel 7, the Staff Sgt. Robert T. Kuroda.

    SAMC Hawaii inducts four, continues tradition of excellence

    Command Sgt. Maj. Toese Tia, senior enlisted adviser to the 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, passes beneath the noncommissioned officer swords as an honorary inductee during the quarterly Sgt. Audie Murphy Club of Hawaii...

  • Three members the the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club of Hawaii recited the Noncommissioned Officers Creed during the quarterly Sgt. Audie Murphy Club of Hawaii Induction Ceremony, Oct. 16, aboard the logistical support vessel 7, the Staff Sgt. Robert T. Kuroda.

    SAMC Hawaii inducts four, continues tradition of excellence

    Three members the the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club of Hawaii recited the Noncommissioned Officers Creed during the quarterly Sgt. Audie Murphy Club of Hawaii Induction Ceremony, Oct. 16, aboard the logistical support vessel 7, the Staff Sgt. Robert T. Kuroda.

  • Soldiers with the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, dressed in historical military garb, recited, "I am the Sergeant" during the quarterly Sgt. Audie Murphy Club of Hawaii Induction Ceremony, Oct. 16, aboard the logistical support vessel 7, the Staff Sgt. Robert T. Kuroda.

    SAMC Hawaii inducts four, continues tradition of excellence

    Soldiers with the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, dressed in historical military garb, recited, "I am the Sergeant" during the quarterly Sgt. Audie Murphy Club of Hawaii Induction Ceremony, Oct. 16, aboard the logistical support vessel 7, the Staff...

  • (From left to right) Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons, commanding general for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Sgt. 1st Class Roberto Orozco, soldier from the 57th Military Police Company, Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Hunt, senior enlisted adviser to the 8th TSC, and Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Woodring, senior enlisted adviser to the 8th Military Police Brigade, pose for a photo after Orozco received his Sgt. Audie Murphy Club medallion during the quarterly SAMC of Hawaii Induction Ceremony, Oct. 16, aboard the logistical support vessel 7, the Staff Sgt. Robert T. Kuroda.

    SAMC Hawaii inducts four, continues tradition of excellence

    (From left to right) Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons, commanding general for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Sgt. 1st Class Roberto Orozco, soldier from the 57th Military Police Company, Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Hunt, senior enlisted adviser to the 8th...

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - Four soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command were inducted into the prestigious Sgt. Audie Murphy Club, Oct. 16, aboard the Logistics Support Vessel 7, the Staff Sgt. Robert T. Kuroda.

Sgt. 1st Class Roberto Orozco, 58th Military Police Company, was the quarter's inductee, and Command Sgt. Maj. Toese Tia, senior enlisted adviser to the 45th Sustainment Brigade, Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley Cross, senior enlisted adviser to 728th Military Police Battalion, and 1st Sgt. Derick Graham, first sergeant for the 25th Transportation Company, were given honorary memberships for their hard work and commitment to the Army.

The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club is an elite organization of noncommissioned officers who have demonstrated inherent leadership qualities and abilities characterized by those of Sgt. Audie Murphy, the highest decorated soldier in U.S. Army history.

The ceremony began with a presentation of "I am the Sergeant," featuring soldiers in historical military garb. Then three members of the SAMC recited the NCO Creed reinforcing the standards by which all NCOs hold themselves to.

Next, Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Woodring, the guest speaker, SAMC member, and senior enlisted adviser to the 8th Military Police Brigade, talked to the crowd about Audie Murphy the man and the soldier, and why, besides his decorations, we hold him in such high regards.

"As I did a little deeper dive into the life of Audie Murphy one word repeatedly came to mind and that word is relevant," said Woodring. "There is no doubt that Audie Murphy was relevant in his actions on the battlefield. His awards show he clearly had bearing on the matter at hand. But what I found most interesting was that he was relevant in just about everything he did after his military life as well."

He then spoke on how Murphy demanded the government do more to help the veterans, that his book not be written solely about him but through the perspective of the men who had fought the battles, that he wanted his headstone "plain and inconspicuous" so that he would be remembered as an ordinary soldier.

"Providing for the homeless, mentoring and assisting Junior ROTC clubs, and doing fundraisers are just a few of the relevant things being a Sgt. Audie Murphy club member represents," Woodring said in closing. "The club and its members' efforts certainly have bearing on the matters at hand."

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