Soldiers stationed at Joint Base Balad, Iraq react as they appear live on the giant screen at Louisiana State University's Tiger Stadium during the Memorial Day weekend Bayou Country Superfest in Baton Rouge, La., May 31.
The Soldiers are (front row, left to right) Sgt. 1st Class Barbara Bossier, first sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, who hails from Lafayette, La., and is with the Army Reserve's 377th Theater Support Command in New Orleans; Staff Sgt. Dustin Borque (sporting an LSU jersey), from Breaux Bridge, La., a Security Forces Operations noncommissioned officer, HHC, 256th IBCT, Louisiana National Guard; Master Sgt. Paul Bordelon, Marksville, La., Security Forces Operations noncommissioned officer-in-charge, HHC, 256th IBCT, Louisiana National Guard; (second row, left to right) Spc. Ishiah Mouton, Lafayette, La., Security Forces convoy tracker, HHC, 256th IBCT, Louisiana National Guard; Sgt. 1st Class Rhonda Lawson, Public Affairs officer, HHC, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Fort Stewart, Ga., whose hometown is New Orleans; and Spc. Austin Lumpkin, HHC, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas, who is from Belle Chasse, La.