Deployed father renders first salute to newly commissioned son
Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Richard Andrade
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Marshall Rader, (right), a native of Clarington, Ohio, stands next to Col. William Benson, the commander of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division as he renders the first salute to his son, Gregory Rader, following his officer commissioning ceremony held at North Georgia University, May 10, 2013. A video teleconference was set up inside the conference room at Forward Operating Base Gamberi so that Rader could render the first salute to his son after his promotion. Rader serves as human resources noncommissioned officer-in-charge assigned to 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, based out of Fort Hood, Texas. "It means a lot to have my mother swear me in and have my father render the first salute," said 2nd Lt. Rader. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Andrade, Task Force Long Knife Public Affairs)
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