Soldiers Share Spotlight at Historic William & Mary Game

By Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)November 17, 2009

An all-Army color guard from Fort Eustis, Va., renders honors during the singing of the nation anthem at the Nov. 14 college football game between the William and Mary Tribe and the New Hampshire Wildcats at Zable Stadium in Colonial Williamsburg. About 100 Soldiers attended the Military Appreciation Day event.  Pictured from left to right are: Staff Sgt. Jonathan Betancourt, Staff Sgt. John Johnson, Staff Sgt. Douglas Carlile, Staff Sgt. Lateaf Thomas, and Staff Sgt. Blair Pierce.
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An all-Army color guard from Fort Eustis, Va., renders honors during the singing of the nation anthem at the Nov. 14 college football game between the William and Mary Tribe and the New Hampshire Wildcats at Zable Stadium in Colonial Williamsburg. About 100 Soldiers attended the Military Appreciation Day event. Pictured from left to right are: Staff Sgt. Jonathan Betancourt, Staff Sgt. John Johnson, Staff Sgt. Douglas Carlile, Staff Sgt. Lateaf Thomas, and Staff Sgt. Blair Pierce. (Photo Credit: Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Patricia Conyers from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band at Fort Monroe, Va., sings the national anthem during the opening ceremony of a Nov. 14 college football game between the William and Mary Tribe and the New Hampshire Wildcats at Zable Stadium in Colonial Williamsburg. About 100 Soldiers attended the Military Appreciation Day event; they included Advanced Individual Training troops from Fort Eustis and ROTC students from William and Mary.
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Patricia Conyers from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band at Fort Monroe, Va., sings the national anthem during the opening ceremony of a Nov. 14 college football game between the William and Mary Tribe and the New Hampshire Wildcats at Zable Stadium in Colonial Williamsburg. About 100 Soldiers attended the Military Appreciation Day event; they included Advanced Individual Training troops from Fort Eustis and ROTC students from William and Mary. (Photo Credit: Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Jason Leacock, a member of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Salute Battery at Fort Monroe, Va., accentuates a home-team touchdown with cannon fire during the Nov. 14 college football game between the William and Mary Tribe and the New Hampshire Wildcats at Zable Stadium in Colonial Williamsburg. About 100 Soldiers attended the Military Appreciation Day event. Also participating from the TRADOC Salute Battery was Sgt. 1st Class Kliean Elwin.
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Jason Leacock, a member of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Salute Battery at Fort Monroe, Va., accentuates a home-team touchdown with cannon fire during the Nov. 14 college football game between the William and Mary Tribe and the New Hampshire Wildcats at Zable Stadium in Colonial Williamsburg. About 100 Soldiers attended the Military Appreciation Day event. Also participating from the TRADOC Salute Battery was Sgt. 1st Class Kliean Elwin. (Photo Credit: Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
ROTC Cadet Justin Sheppard from the College of William & Mary tries to kick a field goal during the halftime program of a Nov. 14 football game between the William and Mary Tribe and the New Hampshire Wildcats at Zable Stadium in Williamsburg, Va. About 100 Soldiers attended the Military Appreciation Day game. Sheppard was one of three contestants who participated in the halftime kick-off for free round-trip airfare to anywhere in the country. Unfortunately, the future Army officer missed the uprights and didn’t win the tickets.
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – ROTC Cadet Justin Sheppard from the College of William & Mary tries to kick a field goal during the halftime program of a Nov. 14 football game between the William and Mary Tribe and the New Hampshire Wildcats at Zable Stadium in Williamsburg, Va. About 100 Soldiers attended the Military Appreciation Day game. Sheppard was one of three contestants who participated in the halftime kick-off for free round-trip airfare to anywhere in the country. Unfortunately, the future Army officer missed the uprights and didn’t win the tickets. (Photo Credit: Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Advanced Individual Training troops from Fort Eustis, Va., show their support for the home team during the Nov. 14 Military Appreciation Day football game between the William and Mary Tribe and the New Hampshire Wildcats at Zable Stadium in Williamsburg. About 100 Soldiers in all attended the event. They included ROTC students from William & Mary and members of the Garrison and Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command staffs at Fort Monroe.
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Advanced Individual Training troops from Fort Eustis, Va., show their support for the home team during the Nov. 14 Military Appreciation Day football game between the William and Mary Tribe and the New Hampshire Wildcats at Zable Stadium in Williamsburg. About 100 Soldiers in all attended the event. They included ROTC students from William & Mary and members of the Garrison and Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command staffs at Fort Monroe. (Photo Credit: Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
ROTC Cadet Harrison Mann from the College of William & Mary fires a T-shirt into the audience during the Nov. 14 Military Appreciation Day football game between the William and Mary Tribe and the New Hampshire Wildcats. About 100 Soldiers attended the game that also featured an All-Army color guard and a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band NCO singing the national anthem during the opening ceremony.
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – ROTC Cadet Harrison Mann from the College of William & Mary fires a T-shirt into the audience during the Nov. 14 Military Appreciation Day football game between the William and Mary Tribe and the New Hampshire Wildcats. About 100 Soldiers attended the game that also featured an All-Army color guard and a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band NCO singing the national anthem during the opening ceremony. (Photo Credit: Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
William and Mary Tribe quarterback R.J. Archer turns a busted pass play into a short gain during the Nov. 14 CAA (College Athletic Association) football game between the fourth-ranked Tribe and the seventh-ranked New Hampshire Wildcats at Zable Stadium in Williamsburg, Va. The Tribe welcomed nearly 100 Soldiers to the Military Appreciation Day game. Partially powered by the cheers of the participating troops, the home team accomplished a 20-17 win and moved their win-loss total to 9-1 for the first time since 1947.
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – William and Mary Tribe quarterback R.J. Archer turns a busted pass play into a short gain during the Nov. 14 CAA (College Athletic Association) football game between the fourth-ranked Tribe and the seventh-ranked New Hampshire Wildcats at Zable Stadium in Williamsburg, Va. The Tribe welcomed nearly 100 Soldiers to the Military Appreciation Day game. Partially powered by the cheers of the participating troops, the home team accomplished a 20-17 win and moved their win-loss total to 9-1 for the first time since 1947. (Photo Credit: Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL

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