• Col. Dan Reilly, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, speaks to a veteran  following the Hero Street Monument Memorial Day ceremony May30 in Silvis, Ill.

    At Hero Street, Silvis, Ill.

    Col. Dan Reilly, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, speaks to a veteran following the Hero Street Monument Memorial Day ceremony May30 in Silvis, Ill.

  • Ken Rice and Brig. Gen. Brian Layer, Army Sustainment Command deputy commanding general for sustainment, salute during taps after placing a wreath at the All Veterans Memorial in Davenport, Iowa, May 29.

    Saluting the fallen at Davenport, Iowa

    Ken Rice and Brig. Gen. Brian Layer, Army Sustainment Command deputy commanding general for sustainment, salute during taps after placing a wreath at the All Veterans Memorial in Davenport, Iowa, May 29.

  • Col. Charles Ames, Army Sustainment Command, salutes the colors at a Memorial Day ceremony May 30 in Miles, Iowa.

    Memorial Day 2011 at Miles, Iowa

    Col. Charles Ames, Army Sustainment Command, salutes the colors at a Memorial Day ceremony May 30 in Miles, Iowa.

  • U.S. Army Sustainment Command Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Chuck Rizer greets Korean War veteran Don Simpson following a Memorial Day 2011 observance hosted by American Legion Community Post 1166, Reynolds, Ill. Rizer was the guest speaker at the May 30 event.

    Keeping the faith

    U.S. Army Sustainment Command Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Chuck Rizer greets Korean War veteran Don Simpson following a Memorial Day 2011 observance hosted by American Legion Community Post 1166, Reynolds, Ill. Rizer was the guest speaker at the May 30 event.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake, Army Sustainment Command, and Mayor Bill Gluba help unveil the sign at the dedication ceremony of the Veterans Memorial Park in Davenport, Iowa, May 30.

    Unveiling the future

    Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake, Army Sustainment Command, and Mayor Bill Gluba help unveil the sign at the dedication ceremony of the Veterans Memorial Park in Davenport, Iowa, May 30.

  • Sgt. Maj. Richard Falk, Army Sustainment Command, speaks at the Allen’s Grove Cemetery in Donahue, Iowa, on May 30.  Members of the Donahue American Legion Post 532 hosted the Memorial Day observance.

    Long may it wave

    Sgt. Maj. Richard Falk, Army Sustainment Command, speaks at the Allen’s Grove Cemetery in Donahue, Iowa, on May 30. Members of the Donahue American Legion Post 532 hosted the Memorial Day observance.

  • Col. Regina Draper, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, speaks at the Dixon, Ill., Memorial Day observance held May 30 at Oakwood Cemetery.

    Remembering the fallen

    Col. Regina Draper, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, speaks at the Dixon, Ill., Memorial Day observance held May 30 at Oakwood Cemetery.

  • Sgt. Maj. Debra Buie, Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island, Ill., delivers the keynote address during the Memorial Day ceremony May 30 at the American Legion Post 569 in Milan, Ill.

    For those who have given their all

    Sgt. Maj. Debra Buie, Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island, Ill., delivers the keynote address during the Memorial Day ceremony May 30 at the American Legion Post 569 in Milan, Ill.

  • Brig. Gen. Steven Feldmann, Army Sustainment Command, with Pfc. Frank Smith of Hopkinton, Iowa, a former Marine who fought on Iwo Jima and earned two Purple Hearts. Joining them is another WWII Navy vet, Bill Lux, also of Hopkinton. Feldmann spoke at the town's May 30 Memorial Day observance.

    Semper Fi!

    Brig. Gen. Steven Feldmann, Army Sustainment Command, with Pfc. Frank Smith of Hopkinton, Iowa, a former Marine who fought on Iwo Jima and earned two Purple Hearts. Joining them is another WWII Navy vet, Bill Lux, also of Hopkinton. Feldmann spoke at...

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Volunteering their time to salute the fallen, Army Sustainment Command officers and NCOs ranged far and wide to participate in Memorial Day 2011 events across Illinois and Iowa.

Eleven ASC Soldiers answered the call to speak at events sponsored by veterans groups and municipalities, ranging from the high school gym at Miles, Iowa, to the Hero Street Monument in Silvis, Ill.

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