Photo Credit: Photo by Jamie Carson, CASCOM Public Affairs Office
Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command commanding general, renders honors to fallen sustainment Soldiers following a memorial dedication ceremony at the Army Logistics University on Fort Lee March 15. The cast bronze memorial honoring sustainment Soldiers, who have made the ultimate sacrifice supporting operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, was presented by Brig. Gen. Don S. Cornett Jr., 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general. The memorial was created by the 3rd Corps Support Command during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Since then, each successive command maintained the memorial as they served in Balad, Iraq. The memorial will now be on permanent display at ALU. The memorial includes several components such as the sculpture of a helmet, rifle and combat boots, which rests on top of a tiered wood base. A cased American flag and plaque are at the front of the memorial, and 199 carefully hung identification tags are draped across the rifle. (Photo by Jamie Carson, CASCOM Public Affairs Office)
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