Chicagoland Soldiers Celebrate Independence Day

By OCPA-MWJuly 9, 2008

2nd Lt. Alhaja Giwa-Layeni, Chicago Fire Battalion, belays a rope for 2nd Lt. Brandon Simmons as he prepares to rappel into Toyota Park before the Chicago Machine's military appreciation game July 6, 2008 . The Chicago Machine is a professional lacross team in the Chicagoland area.
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 2nd Lt. Alhaja Giwa-Layeni, Chicago Fire Battalion, belays a rope for 2nd Lt. Brandon Simmons as he prepares to rappel into Toyota Park before the Chicago Machine's military appreciation game July 6, 2008 . The Chicago Machine is a professional lacross team in the Chicagoland area. (Photo Credit: SPC Carolyn Kettelhut, 318th Press Camp Headquarters) VIEW ORIGINAL
2nd Lt. Alhaja Giwa-Layeni, Chicago Fire Battalion, helps 2nd Lt. Brandon Simmons unwind his ropes after he rappelled into Chicago Machine's military appreciation game at Toyota Park July 6, 2008.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 2nd Lt. Alhaja Giwa-Layeni, Chicago Fire Battalion, helps 2nd Lt. Brandon Simmons unwind his ropes after he rappelled into Chicago Machine's military appreciation game at Toyota Park July 6, 2008. (Photo Credit: SPC Carolyn Kettelhut, 318th Press Camp Headquarters) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers from the Chicago Recruiting Battalion, Mount Prospect Recruiting Station, presented the Colors at the Arlington Race Course in Arlington Heights, IL.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from the Chicago Recruiting Battalion, Mount Prospect Recruiting Station, presented the Colors at the Arlington Race Course in Arlington Heights, IL. (Photo Credit: Arlington Park Staff Photo) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pfc. Andres Chavez, Sgt. Ronell Anthony and Pvt. Robert Castillo march down Central Avenue in the 87th annual Evanston 4th of July parade. "It feels good to see all the support we're getting," Chavez said.
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pfc. Andres Chavez, Sgt. Ronell Anthony and Pvt. Robert Castillo march down Central Avenue in the 87th annual Evanston 4th of July parade. "It feels good to see all the support we're getting," Chavez said. (Photo Credit: SPC Carolyn Kettelhut, 318th Press Camp Headquarters) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers from the Chicago Recruiting Battalion, Mount Prospect Recruiting Station, presented the Colors at the Arlington Race Course in Arlington Heights, IL.  The Color Guard was for Arlington’s Opening Ceremonies to kick off their 4th of July Weekend Celebration.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from the Chicago Recruiting Battalion, Mount Prospect Recruiting Station, presented the Colors at the Arlington Race Course in Arlington Heights, IL. The Color Guard was for Arlington’s Opening Ceremonies to kick off their 4th of July Weekend Celebration. (Photo Credit: Arlington Park Staff Photo) VIEW ORIGINAL