Photo Credit: Sgt. Richard Saenz, 2312th Regiment, 174th Infantry Brigade, Division East, First Army
This picture of an anonymous First Army Soldier giving pizza to the homeless was posted to social media March 3, 2014, and immediately widely shared, generating thousands of hits and hundreds of positive comments in just a couple of days. It was later discovered the Soldier in the picture is Cpl. Derno McCary, an observer-coach/trainer with 2-312th Regiment, 174th Infantry Brigade, Division East, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The photo was taken by another 2-312th observer-coach/trainer, Sgt. Richard Saenz, when the two Soldiers volunteered their off-duty time to hand out dozens of pizzas to homeless people in Camden, N.J., March 2. Saenz posted the photo online not for personal recognition, he said, but hoping to inspire others to help the needy in their communities.