Veteran sent out to pasture after 21 years service
August 18, 2010
- Fort Sill retired one of its long-time veterans of the famous Field Artillery Half Section Aug. 17
- Dinges now goes to a nearby facility to work with special needs children
FORT SILL, Okla. -- One member of the Fort Sill staff will continue to serve after his retirement. The Fort Sill Field Artillery Half Section and others gathered to recognize and honor one of the Half Section's horses, Dinges, during a retirement ceremony at the post corral on Aug. 17.
Dinges joined the Half Section in 1989. After 21 years of service, Dinges will retire to the Spirit Horse Chisholm Trail Therapy Center in Comanche, Okla. At the age of 28, Dinges will serve with special needs children in the southwest Oklahoma area.
Fort Sill's Field Artillery Half Section is the only horse-drawn artillery unit in the U.S. Army and one of seven Army equestrian special ceremonial units. It is an authentic representation of half of an artillery section of the late 1920s.