Troops Earn Armor Medal

By Spc. Amanda McBride, 4th BCT Public AffairsFebruary 19, 2009

<b>FORT STEWART, GA. </b> Seven senior non-commissioned officers and officers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division were honored in a ceremony Feb. 11 for their longtime dedication to the Armor Branch.
During the ceremony, Col. Thomas James, 4th BCT commander, presented the prestigious Order of Saint George Bronze Medallion to Maj. Stephen Capehart, Capt. John Zedeb, 1st Sgt. Robert Ford, Sgt. 1st Class LaVares Jackson, Sgt. 1st Class Ensin Ngirchechol, Sgt. 1st Class Brian Young and Sgt. 1st Class Robert Penn for serving the Armor community with distinction.
"I want to recognize you for what you have done for the mounted force, for our mounted warriors," James said.
"We are not a dying breed; there will always be a need in our military, the need for an M1 Abrams Tank."
The Order of St. George Bronze Medallion is awarded by the United States Armor Association to recognize those Soldiers who have been identified as among the very best of tankers or armored cavalrymen.
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – <b>FORT STEWART, GA. </b> Seven senior non-commissioned officers and officers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division were honored in a ceremony Feb. 11 for their longtime dedication to the Armor Branch. During the ceremony, Col. Thomas James, 4th BCT commander, presented the prestigious Order of Saint George Bronze Medallion to Maj. Stephen Capehart, Capt. John Zedeb, 1st Sgt. Robert Ford, Sgt. 1st Class LaVares Jackson, Sgt. 1st Class Ensin Ngirchechol, Sgt. 1st Class Brian Young and Sgt. 1st Class Robert Penn for serving the Armor community with distinction. "I want to recognize you for what you have done for the mounted force, for our mounted warriors," James said. "We are not a dying breed; there will always be a need in our military, the need for an M1 Abrams Tank." The Order of St. George Bronze Medallion is awarded by the United States Armor Association to recognize those Soldiers who have been identified as among the very best of tankers or armored cavalrymen. (Photo Credit: Spc. Amanda McBride, 4th BCT Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL