Donkey promoted

By Courtney Griggs, Fort Sill CannoneerJanuary 27, 2010

Big Deuce, mascot of Fort Sill's 2-2nd Field Artillery Battalion, was promoted to sergeant first class in a ceremony at his corral Jan. 25. Just last year, Fort Sill was rocked by rumors that the donkey was in ill health, but a new diet and P.T. program has got Big Deuce kicking up his heels again.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Big Deuce, mascot of Fort Sill's 2-2nd Field Artillery Battalion, was promoted to sergeant first class in a ceremony at his corral Jan. 25. Just last year, Fort Sill was rocked by rumors that the donkey was in ill health, but a new diet and P.T. program has got Big Deuce kicking up his heels again. (Photo Credit: Carlos Abalo, Field Artillery School) VIEW ORIGINAL
As seen in this "I don't want to go," pose, the new Short Round promises to uphold the goat-headedness that has been a trademark of Big Deuce's sidekick.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – As seen in this "I don't want to go," pose, the new Short Round promises to uphold the goat-headedness that has been a trademark of Big Deuce's sidekick. (Photo Credit: Carlos Abalo, Field Artillery School) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers converge on their newest mascot to put him in his finest parade dress after Short Round V, replacement for Cpl. Short Round IV who died last month, was enlisted as a private in the 2-2nd Field Artillery Battalion at Fort Sill Jan. 25.
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers converge on their newest mascot to put him in his finest parade dress after Short Round V, replacement for Cpl. Short Round IV who died last month, was enlisted as a private in the 2-2nd Field Artillery Battalion at Fort Sill Jan. 25. (Photo Credit: Carlos Abalo, Field Artillery School) VIEW ORIGINAL