By Spc. Matthew Vogler, 260th QM Bn Public AffairsJanuary 6, 2011
HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. - Busses pulled into a packed parking lot near Wilson Gate at Hunter Army Airfield, packed with the Soldiers and leadership of the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, during the early morning hours, Oct. 27. Police cars and motorcycles were parked at the edge of the parking lot. The grassy field in front of the parking lot was filled from left to right with around 200 Soldiers, stretching and mentally preparing themselves for what was about to take place. They were getting ready to do battle with a vicious enemy, one who has already claimed the lives of thousands of people. The enemy: breast cancer.
The 260th Quartermaster Bn., 3rd Sustainment Bde., participated in the second Paint the Town Pink run, in partnership with the St. Josephs/Candler Nancy and J.C. Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion. The run took them out of Wilson Gate and down Habersham Street, all the way to the hospital. After completed the run, around 50 Soldiers went up to either side of the stage and dedicated the run to past and present breast cancer patients. Many of the dedications were made to 1st Lt. Andrea Graham, executive officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 260th Quartermaster Bn., who was diagnosed with breast cancer last August.
"I dedicated the run to Karen Iacino," said Spc. Ryan David, A Co., 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade. "It was kind of emotional to run for someone who had the disease. It made me feel proud."