By Sgt. 1st Class Rhonda M. Lawson, 3rd Sustainment Brigade Public AffairsAugust 20, 2009
FORT STEWART, Ga. It was a morning of reunions for more than 100 Soldiers of the 110th Transportation Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade as they rolled into Hunter Army Airfield early Saturday morning.
The unit had just returned from a year-long deployment to Iraq, where they provided fuel support for Camp Liberty, one of the largest bases in the country. For the company's commander, Capt. Anthony Hall, it was a surreal feeling of accomplishment. He'd just taken command of the unit only a few months before they deployed.
"It's an overwhelming boost of adrenaline," he said. "We trained together and we took them over there and returned with all of our Soldiers. I told them from Day 1: this is the intent, this is the vision, and that's what we did."
One person who was especially happy to see the unit return was Rhonda Johnson, wife of Spc. Jermaine Johnson. The couple had just gotten married before the deployment and had to celebrate their one-year anniversary early in order to celebrate together. They maintained their connection through daily phone calls and emails.
"I've missed him," she said. "I'm just glad he's back."
The return marked the end of the unit's third deployment to Iraq. While there, they delivered more than 8.3 million gallons of fuel, more than 3,500 flatbeds of cargo, and performed more than 800 missions on and off the base."