U. S. Army Participates in the 2010 Chicago Saint Patrick's Day Parade

By Brandi Schiff, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs-MidwestMarch 15, 2010

Soldiers from the Chicago Recruiting Battalion, Glenview Recruiting Company, Wounded Heroes Foundation and the 85th Support Command, USAR, gather for a group photo after marching in the 55th Annual Chicago Saint Patrick's Day Parade, on Saturday, 12 March, 2010.
1 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from the Chicago Recruiting Battalion, Glenview Recruiting Company, Wounded Heroes Foundation and the 85th Support Command, USAR, gather for a group photo after marching in the 55th Annual Chicago Saint Patrick's Day Parade, on Saturday, 12 March, 2010. (Photo Credit: Ms. Brandi Schiff (ocpa-midwest)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Major A.J. Tong and Spec. Steve Baskis, Wounded Heroes Foundation, participate in the 2010 Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, 12 March in Chicago, IL, while their names are displayed on the WLS Radio 'WLScalde.'  Both Wounded Warriors, OIF Veterans, are going through the Blind Rehabilitation Program at the Hines VA Hospital, Blind Rehab Center.
2 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Major A.J. Tong and Spec. Steve Baskis, Wounded Heroes Foundation, participate in the 2010 Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, 12 March in Chicago, IL, while their names are displayed on the WLS Radio 'WLScalde.' Both Wounded Warriors, OIF Veterans, are going through the Blind Rehabilitation Program at the Hines VA Hospital, Blind Rehab Center. (Photo Credit: Ms. Brandi Schiff (ocpa-midwest)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers from the Chicago Recruiting Battalion, Glenview Recruiting Company, represent the Army with a color guard for the 2010 Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, 12 March, in front of over 200,000 spectators.  Soldiers from left to right are: Staff Sgt. William Richardson, Staff Sgt. Kenneth Moon, Sgt. 1st Class Kenyada Flowers and Staff Sgt. George Marshbanks.
3 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from the Chicago Recruiting Battalion, Glenview Recruiting Company, represent the Army with a color guard for the 2010 Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, 12 March, in front of over 200,000 spectators. Soldiers from left to right are: Staff Sgt. William Richardson, Staff Sgt. Kenneth Moon, Sgt. 1st Class Kenyada Flowers and Staff Sgt. George Marshbanks. (Photo Credit: Ms. Brandi Schiff (ocpa-midwest)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Capt. Peter Gillen, Commander, Glenview Recruiting Company, Chicago Recruiting Battalion, leads his troops down Columbus Street in downtown Chicago for the 55th Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade.  The Soldiers called cadence while hundreds of thousands of spectators joined in, on Saturday, 12 March, 2010.
4 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Capt. Peter Gillen, Commander, Glenview Recruiting Company, Chicago Recruiting Battalion, leads his troops down Columbus Street in downtown Chicago for the 55th Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade. The Soldiers called cadence while hundreds of thousands of spectators joined in, on Saturday, 12 March, 2010. (Photo Credit: Ms. Brandi Schiff (ocpa-midwest)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Delrio, Glenview IL Recruiting Company, Melrose Park Recruiting Station, leads his fellow Soldiers by calling cadence for them during the 2010 Chicago Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, 12 March.
5 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Delrio, Glenview IL Recruiting Company, Melrose Park Recruiting Station, leads his fellow Soldiers by calling cadence for them during the 2010 Chicago Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, 12 March. (Photo Credit: Ms. Brandi Schiff (ocpa-midwest)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Kashonna Castro and Staff Sgt. Sophia Gonzales are just a few of the Soldiers that marched along Columbus Street in downtown Chicago, IL, for the 2010 Saint Patrick's Day Parade.  The event was held on Saturday, 12 March, with over 200,000 spectators in attendance.
6 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Kashonna Castro and Staff Sgt. Sophia Gonzales are just a few of the Soldiers that marched along Columbus Street in downtown Chicago, IL, for the 2010 Saint Patrick's Day Parade. The event was held on Saturday, 12 March, with over 200,000 spectators in attendance. (Photo Credit: Ms. Brandi Schiff (ocpa-midwest)) VIEW ORIGINAL
A close-up look of the Army-branded H3 that brought up the rear of the parade for Soldiers from the U.S. Army Chicago Recruiting Battalion, that marched in the 2010 Saint Patrick's Day Parade, on Saturday, 12 March for over 200,000 Thousand spectators in downtown Chicago.
7 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A close-up look of the Army-branded H3 that brought up the rear of the parade for Soldiers from the U.S. Army Chicago Recruiting Battalion, that marched in the 2010 Saint Patrick's Day Parade, on Saturday, 12 March for over 200,000 Thousand spectators in downtown Chicago. (Photo Credit: Ms. Brandi Schiff (ocpa-midwest)) VIEW ORIGINAL
A look at some of the hundreds of thousands of spectators that cheered for the U. S. Army Soldiers along the parade route for the 2010 Chicago Saint Patrick's Day Parade.  The die-hard Irish parade fans showed up in the cold rain and lined up about 16-deep for the celebration on Saturday, 12 March.
8 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A look at some of the hundreds of thousands of spectators that cheered for the U. S. Army Soldiers along the parade route for the 2010 Chicago Saint Patrick's Day Parade. The die-hard Irish parade fans showed up in the cold rain and lined up about 16-deep for the celebration on Saturday, 12 March. (Photo Credit: Ms. Brandi Schiff (ocpa-midwest)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers from the Chicago Recruiting Battalion, proudly display the Army and American Flags, while marching in the 2010 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, 12 March in Chicago, IL.  Sgt. 1st Class Clifton Davis, Glenview, IL Recruiting Company, West Addison Recruiting Station, calls cadence for his fellow Soldiers.  In the background are some of the over 200,000 spectators and one of the ABC 7 camera operators in a crane, whose station broadcast the event live.
9 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from the Chicago Recruiting Battalion, proudly display the Army and American Flags, while marching in the 2010 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, 12 March in Chicago, IL. Sgt. 1st Class Clifton Davis, Glenview, IL Recruiting Company, West Addison Recruiting Station, calls cadence for his fellow Soldiers. In the background are some of the over 200,000 spectators and one of the ABC 7 camera operators in a crane, whose station broadcast the event live. (Photo Credit: Ms. Brandi Schiff (ocpa-midwest)) VIEW ORIGINAL
An ‘Army Strong!’ H3 led the Army procession down Columbus Street, in the Chicago Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, 12 March, 2010.  Behind the H3 is the WLS Radio 'WLScalade,' that provided a means for two Wounded Warriors from the Wounded Heroes' Foundation, to participate.  Soldiers from the Chicago Recruiting Battalion, Great Lakes Naval Training Center, supplied the two Humvees for the 55th Annual parade in downtown Chicago.
10 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An ‘Army Strong!’ H3 led the Army procession down Columbus Street, in the Chicago Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, 12 March, 2010. Behind the H3 is the WLS Radio 'WLScalade,' that provided a means for two Wounded Warriors from the Wounded Heroes' Foundation, to participate. Soldiers from the Chicago Recruiting Battalion, Great Lakes Naval Training Center, supplied the two Humvees for the 55th Annual parade in downtown Chicago. (Photo Credit: Ms. Brandi Schiff (ocpa-midwest)) VIEW ORIGINAL