Fort Lee celebrates Army's birthday
By T. Anthony Bell
June 21, 2012
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Col. Rodney Edge, U.S. Army Garrison and For Lee, commander, cermoniously cuts the Army birthday cake with Chief Warrant Officer 5 Leon Ewert and Pvt. Tacarris Lester, the oldest and youngest Soldiers on the installation, respectively.
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James W. Hare shakes hands with Michael A. Willis just after the Army Birthday Celebration June 14 at the Sustainment Center of Excellence headqurters. Hare and Willis were both awarded the Bronze Star for past military service during World War II and the Vietnam War, respectively.
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Command Sgt. Maj. James Riddick, CSM, Combined Arms Support Command, and mayors Christina Luman-Bailey of Hopewell and Brian Moore of Petersburg watch the Army Birthday Celebration medal presentations June 14. They were a few of about 100 people present for the Army Birthday Celebration at the Sustainment Center of Excellence headquarters building.
FORT LEE, Va. (June 21, 2012) -- The Fort Lee community celebrated the Army's 237th birthday with a cake cutting, patriotic music and displays at the Sustainment Center of Excellence headquaters June 14.
Col. Rodney Edge, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Lee commander, hosted the event that also included the presentation of Bronze Stars to veterans of past wars. More than 100 community members were on hand for the celebration.
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