Cargo transfer Soldiers earn combat patch
Photo: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, Capt. Bertalina Villar, commander and 1st Sgt. Moises Gonzales, first sergeant, congratulates Sgt. 1st Class Myron Moore, 359th Inland Cargo Transfer Co. platoon sergeant, after his unit received their combat patch during a ceremony at Contingency Operating Site Marez-East, Iraq April 18.

CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq -- Soldiers from the Fort Eustis, Va., based 359th Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, received their combat patch supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom at a ceremony in the company's motor pool here, April 18.

During the ceremony, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th CSSB's Capt. Bertalina Villar, commander, and 1st Sgt. Moises Gonzales, first sergeant, along with representatives from other sections within the battalion congratulated each Soldier on earning their combat patch.

"I feel very proud of all Soldiers from this detachment, and it was an honor to present them with their deployment patches," said Villar.

The company is integrated with numerous combat veterans who have been previously deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. 1st Class Myron Moore, platoon sergeant, 359th ICTC, and a native of Yorktown, Va., is serving his fifth deployment, said he is proud of his service.

"It's a significant event in my career serving as a platoon sergeant of 51 Soldiers in combat under the 18th CSSB," said Moore. "It's an honor to serve my country."

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