Photo Credit: North Carolina National Guard Public Affairs
Friends and family surround Chaplain (Capt.) Melissa Hale at her hair-shaving "party" in Smithfield, N.C. Fourteen people shaved in honor and support of Hale. Spc. Mark Green shaved his leg instead of his head because of an upcoming job interview. A Bujinkan instructor and friend shaved his beard that he had been growing for almost three decades.