Coastal Georgia community thanks military at football game
October 22, 2010
<b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>-Soldiers of 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, took to the field at Richmond Hill High School, Oct. 15. They were dressed for the pigskin game between the Wildcats and Glynn Academy Red Terrors, but were part of Richmond Hill High School's Military Appreciation Night.
Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Brown, commander 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Bde., had the honor of flipping the coin before the game.
The Wildcat team includes 15 players who are children of military parents currently based at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. To show their appreciation, the head coach of the Wildcats, Lyman Guy, came up with the idea to have the 3rd ID patch on the Wildcat helmet. On the day of the helmets debut, Rocky, the 3rd ID mascot, was there to "pump" up the athletes and the crowd. The Soldiers also set up a static display and a tent for face painting.
Although Richmond Hill High School played well, they were defeated by the visitors, 29-10. With the loss, the Wildcats' record falls to below .500 with 3 wins, 4 losses. They will take on Ware County this week.