• Col. Robert D. Knock, the 8th Theater Sustainment Command�'s chief of staff, joins 16 fellow 8th TSC retirees in accepting their flags from members of the Hawaii Sergeant Audie Murphy Club during a quarterly retirement ceremony Thursday on Schofield Barrack�'s Hamilton Field. (U.S. Army photo Spc. David Innes, 8th TSC Public Affairs)

    8th TSC honors four centuries of combined service

    Col. Robert D. Knock, the 8th Theater Sustainment Command�'s chief of staff, joins 16 fellow 8th TSC retirees in accepting their flags from members of the Hawaii Sergeant Audie Murphy Club during a quarterly retirement ceremony Thursday on...

  • Family members join their 17 newly retired Soldiers and Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons, the 8th Theater Sustainment Command commander, in rendering honors as the 8th TSC color guard retires the colors at the raining conclusion of the unit�'s quarterly retirement ceremony Thursday on Schofield Barrack�'s Hamilton Field (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Gaelen Lowers, 8th TSC Public Affairs)

    8th TSC honors four centuries of combined service

    Family members join their 17 newly retired Soldiers and Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons, the 8th Theater Sustainment Command commander, in rendering honors as the 8th TSC color guard retires the colors at the raining conclusion of the unit�'s...

  • Members of the Hawaii Sergeant Audie Murphy Club present 16 retirees with flags during the 8th Theater Sustainment Command�'s quarterly retirement ceremony Thursday on Schofield Barrack�'s Hamilton Field. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Gaelen Lowers, 8th TSC Public Affairs)

    8th TSC honors four centuries of combined service

    Members of the Hawaii Sergeant Audie Murphy Club present 16 retirees with flags during the 8th Theater Sustainment Command�'s quarterly retirement ceremony Thursday on Schofield Barrack�'s Hamilton Field. (U.S. Army photo by...

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The skies over Schofield Barracks wept aloha showers as the 8th Theater Sustainment Command family celebrated 423 years of combined military service and bid farewell to 16 retiring Soldiers, Thursday on Hamilton Field.

"This is a time for both thanks and reflection," said Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons, the 8th TSC commander. "The last several decades represent a critical time in our nation's history."

The combined experience of the Soldiers reflects nearly every type of military operation spanning the past three decades, from the Cold War and peacekeeping missions to combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"They are truly an all-American team that draws its strength from the diversity they represent, and they came together for a unified purpose," Lyons said. "They chose the profession of arms, that of a U.S. Soldier."

He also emphasized the importance of the family members in attendance. "They too have shared in the journey of service to the nation," he said.

Hawaii Sergeant Audie Murphy Club members presented the retirees with their flags, and the ceremony featured formations of troops from 8th TSC's Special Troops Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 130th Engineer Brigade, and 45th Sustainment Brigade.

The retirees honored were:

Col. Robert D. Knock, Chief of Staff, 8th TSC

Lt. Col. Danny A. Dulay, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th Special Troops Battalion

Lt. Col. Michael J. Legler, HHC, 8th STB

Lt. Col. Jacqueline K. Westover, HHC, 8th STB

Maj. Larry Olive, HHC, 8th STB

Sgt. Maj. Jose R. Perez, HHC, 8th STB.

Master Sgt. David O. Kenner, HHC, 8th Military Police Brigade

Master Sgt. Roger A. Rowsam II, HHC, 8th STB

Master Sgt. Edgar F. McGaughey, HHC, 130th Engineer Battalion

Master Sgt. James E. Harbin, 65th Engineer Battalion

Sgt. 1st Class Mark E. Time, HHC, 8th STB

Sgt. 1st Class Brian P. Saunders, HHC, 8th Military Police Brigade

Sgt. 1st Class Juan Claudiodavila, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment 728th Military Police Battalion

Sgt. 1st Class Elijah Grant III, HHC, 45th Special Troops Battalion

Staff Sgt. John M. Martus Jr., 558th Military Police Company, 728th Military Police Battalion

Sgt. Louis E. Davis, 40th Quartermaster Company, 45th Special Troops Battalion

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