Arsenal Sgt. Audie Murphy Association receive 'kissing pillows' from elementary school

By Sgt. 1st Class Sean Riley, ASC Public AffairsJune 4, 2013

Members of the Rock Island Arsenal Sergeant Audie Murphy Association receive patriotic embroidered 'kissing pillows' from students of the 4th and 5th grade classes at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Moline, Ill., May 22.  The students, in conjunction with members of the Mississippi River Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, fashioned the pillows for deployed service members as a way to say thank you and show their support to the deployed men and women and their families.  Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Favory (left) and Staff Sgt. Joseph Pryor, both assigned to Army Sustainment Command at RIA, accepted the pillows on behalf of the RIA SAMA.  (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sean Riley, ASC Public Affairs)
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the Rock Island Arsenal Sergeant Audie Murphy Association receive patriotic embroidered 'kissing pillows' from students of the 4th and 5th grade classes at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Moline, Ill., May 22. The students, in conjunction with members of the Mississippi River Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, fashioned the pillows for deployed service members as a way to say thank you and show their support to the deployed men and women and their families. Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Favory (left) and Staff Sgt. Joseph Pryor, both assigned to Army Sustainment Command at RIA, accepted the pillows on behalf of the RIA SAMA. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sean Riley, ASC Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Sean Riley, ASC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Students of the 4th and 5th grade classes of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Moline, Ill., and members of the Mississippi River Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, applaud Soldiers from the Rock Island Arsenal Sergeant Audie Murphy Association after they received patriotic embroidered 'kissing pillows' at the school, May 22.  The students fashioned the pillows for deployed service members as a way to say thank you and show their support to the deployed men and women and their families.  Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Favory (left) and Staff Sgt. Joseph Pryor, both assigned to Army Sustainment Command at RIA, accepted the pillows on behalf of the RIA SAMA.  (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sean Riley, ASC Public Affairs)
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Students of the 4th and 5th grade classes of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Moline, Ill., and members of the Mississippi River Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, applaud Soldiers from the Rock Island Arsenal Sergeant Audie Murphy Association after they received patriotic embroidered 'kissing pillows' at the school, May 22. The students fashioned the pillows for deployed service members as a way to say thank you and show their support to the deployed men and women and their families. Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Favory (left) and Staff Sgt. Joseph Pryor, both assigned to Army Sustainment Command at RIA, accepted the pillows on behalf of the RIA SAMA. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sean Riley, ASC Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Sean Riley, ASC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Favory is interviewed by local media at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Moline, Ill., May 22, after accepting patriotic embroidered 'kissing pillows' from the students of the 4th and 5th grade classes of the school.  Favory, and Staff Sgt. Joseph Pryor, both assigned to Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, represented the RIA Sgt. Audie Murphy Association as part of the association's community outreach program.  Favory and Pryor received the 'kissing pillows' on behalf of deployed service members from the students and members of the Mississippi River Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America who made the pillows to say thank you and show their support to the deployed men and women and their families.  (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sean Riley, ASC Public Affairs)
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Favory is interviewed by local media at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Moline, Ill., May 22, after accepting patriotic embroidered 'kissing pillows' from the students of the 4th and 5th grade classes of the school. Favory, and Staff Sgt. Joseph Pryor, both assigned to Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, represented the RIA Sgt. Audie Murphy Association as part of the association's community outreach program. Favory and Pryor received the 'kissing pillows' on behalf of deployed service members from the students and members of the Mississippi River Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America who made the pillows to say thank you and show their support to the deployed men and women and their families. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sean Riley, ASC Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Sean Riley, ASC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL